Tuesday, 25 February 2014

To seed or not to seed

This time last year I was starting to get ready to plant my indoor seeds. This year not so much and I am itching to get them started, but it might not happen.
 
Of course I am still planning of having a garden this year and yes it will be the same size as in years past, but I am just not starting seedlings indoors this year. Why... you ask....well with the baby coming in March I thought I might not need the added stress of going downstairs everyday to tend on the seedlings. Even as I type this I am telling myself YES YOU CAN DO IT and YES YOU SHOULD DO IT. It is a pretty easy thing to do that doesn't require a lot of time, however since this is our first child I am not sure exactly how zonked I will be with a newborn, but I know I will be zonked nonetheless..lol
 
Last year I had planned ahead on the hopes that we would get pregnant and have a little one to tend to during the 2014 gardening season. So I doubled the amount of veggies I would normally can/freeze so I either wouldn't have to process as much or would have the choice of not processing anything at all and still having options in the cold room/freezer. Our plans also included remodeling the kitchen this summer so I knew either way I should process more in 2013 incase there wasn't time or a kitchen in 2014!
 
It' still hard to think about spring/summer when the yard still looks like this and will continue to look that way for another few months.

Yes it looks nice and sunny....but it is -23C and feels like -31C with the windchill so brrrrrrrr


 
Nonetheless, I think I may still start a few things indoors. Nothing like last year though. Maybe just a few cabbages and tomatoes to save me going to the city to buy plants. I guess I talked myself into planting seeds indoors after all...LOL
 
Okay that was my ramble for the day....lol
 
 


4 comments:

  1. Have you ever tried creating a block wall and planting against it? I've been debating/researching means of gardening up here at 8500FT with maybe a 90 days frost free window.

    An Austrian, Sepp Holzer, has citrus planted alongside a mountain with rock outcroppings.

    This year, as soon as the ground warms enough to get at the clay, I am planning on creating a stem wall to plant against. Create a half moon of cob wall around the north and plant trees against it on the south side.

    Using the 'stone-work' to radiate heat back at night to temperate the immediate zone around the trees.

    It has gotten down to around -20F/-29C.

    Do you do anything similar?

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    1. Unfortunately it is just too cold here for something like that. We hit well below -29C on an average basis for most of the winter and the frost goes down too deep.Although we get a lot of sunshine we don't get the lumens needed for anything to grow.

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  2. I'm sure you will do what makes sense for you.

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  3. JUst wait your time will come ..love ya! Ginny

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