This past week was pretty slow in the garden, both indoors and out. Mostly because the ground was frozen solid and it has been bitter cold outside for what seems like forever. Being from the Northwest, I am totally used to working in the rain, it doesn’t even phase me. But hello, when it’s so cold I can’t even walk outside without my face going numb, I totally throw in the trowel, and call it a day.
Clearly, I’m not as hearty as I though I was. I don’t think I could cut it living in Alaska, Maine or anyplace else that requires a down jacket just to walk outside to get the mail. Let them have their snow and hot cocoa, I’ll take the balmy Seattle weather any day of the week.
So what DID I get done in the garden last week? Well, I created a rock border about 2 feet from the fence so I can grow sunflowers and zucchini this summer, I cleaned my seed starting trays, and I also ordered another set of grow lights. Plus, we planted our first lettuce seeds of the year as well.
Not super exciting I suppose, but it’s still January after all, so we can’t expect miracles.
Week 3 of 52 – Mavis’ Backyard Garden Plot
This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2013 Garden Seed Catalog HERE, or visit my boyfriend Ryan’s blog HERE.