You can take the GRITS out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of the GRITS!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jumped the gun

I jumped the gun.  I started a bunch of seeds indoors a few weeks ago and now most of them are very ready to be planted in the ground.  One problem, though - it is still spitting snow and the highest temperatures in a while now have been about 42.

So I bought a little greenhouse from Lowe's and during the day, as long as it is above 40 and sunny, I put all my big sprouts in it.  Bring them in at night and have to put them on top of refrigerator and kitchen cabinet (ie. The TARDIS) so the cats can't get them.

What a pain.  I SO want to get them in the ground...yellow squash, spaghetti squash, zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes.  I will have a  lot more once I get our above ground garden going.  I want to order a few more varieties of heirloom tomato seeds as well as lettuces and such.  Guess I should be using this time to order the seeds I want and plan out the garden better.  For gardening, I really miss my Florida!

On another note, we're going camping in Kooser State Park Friday after school until Sunday afternoon.  Should be fun.  There's still some snow on the ground there, but not sure how much.  Maybe sleddable?  No matter, I plan on bringing a good book, maybe my crocheting stuff and definitely a couple seed catalogs!


GizmoGeodog said...

Sounds like you've got a great garden going up there Chris...But camping? In the snow? Girl they're gonna take away your Florida citizenship for a thing like that LOL!

Sandcastle Momma said...

Just keep transplanting them into bigger pots - it's bound to stop snowing one day. How are you going to keep those deer out of your garden?

Sayre said...

I have a friend in Colorado who had to essentially build cages for his garden. 8 feet tall with a "roof" of chicken wire (to keep the birds out of his fruit).