Plans don’t always go as planed

As you may recall my big plans for the long week-end were to get my garden in. However, that didn’t happen. Friday was rainy, Saturday and Monday Mr.P worked all day and evening at the farm and Sunday we were away from the house for most of the day. I am very disappointed since I was looking forward to getting it in a week earlier this year. Today it is pouring outside and they are calling for rain for the next 3 days. So that is going to set me back a few more days too.  At this rate I think I might have my garden in a week later than last year.

I have slowly being hardening off my seedlings. I hurt myself bringing everything up and down the stairs and bending down so often, but at least they are getting to spend some time outside. For the most part I think they are doing okay. My artichokes and parsley died and quite a few of my broccoli/cauliflowers are limp. Their leaves are starting to curl so I don’t think they will survive. The onions and leeks are so weak that I don't see how I can plant them in the garden. I also bought some mint last week it died a day I think I might have a bit of a black thumb this year. Let’s hope it’s not a sign of things to come in the garden.

Yesterday was such a beautiful day that I was tempted to try and get it in on my own. Nonetheless all the bending from doing laundry knocked me on my butt so I thought trying to dig and plant wasn’t going to be the smartest thing I had done in awhile...LOL Oh well it’s just a garden and when it gets in it gets in right. I must say I am glad that the surgery was at the beginning of the month, but maybe it would have been better done in June so I could have gotten the garden in first...LOL

The good thing about the rain is that I don’t feel guilty for not being able to go outside and do anything. The bad thing is that it means I should get my butt into gear and do a bit of cleaning. However, I think a good nap is in order instead JowHHoo


  1. Your plants don't look bad to me. The leeks will be fine even if they are really small. They can stay in the garden even when the snow starts.

    As for better take it easy!! It sounds like you have been doing way too much! Now go take a good long nap!

  2. Oh, that's too bad about your plants. If you're like me, however, you have more than you can eat. We planted ours on Saturday, and now there is rain all week.

  3. How disappointing for you! My parents have a huge garden and I helped them pick green beans yesterday. Every time I'm in their vegetable garden, I think I want one of my own, but I am still trying to get my flower gardens and trees going before tackling that! A garden is a lot of work, but so worth it! My parents have not only green beans, but potatoes, several types of squash, asparagus, tomatoes,okra, potatoes, watermelon, and blackberries. That isn't counting all the fruit trees. I picked a peach yesterday to eat while picking beans! There's nothing like a warm peach off the tree! Take care of yourself!

  4. Better to be safe with your health. Don't overdo it. There is always another year for better timing. I'm sure it will all eventually get in the ground.

  5. WARNING... you do know that mint is IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of right??? I made the mistake of putting some in my flower beds up front and it has taken over! GGRRRR And now i can't get rid of it!
    I do hope you did not hurt your back to badly! Feel better and I hope you get your plants in the ground soon!
    Oh, my parsley died last week, too! Darn it!

  6. Don't give up on those onions. Mine (the ones I started from seed) looked like that when I planted them out. In fact, I tossed about half of them into the compost. Lo and behold, the ones I planted did finally begin growing, and they're looking pretty darned good now.

    I lost a lot of seedlings this year, too. Luckily, the ones that I really counted on survived.

  7. Ouch. Sounds like you've been overdoing it. So, that would be a big fat no to the cleaning. Save your energy and bending down quota to for enjoyable things :)

    But, about the bending down and washing. Get Mr P to put a stool out near the line. You can set your washing basket on it so you don't keep having all the up and down. (can you tell I've had abdominal surgery in the past?, lol)

    I hope your plants come away again. I'm watching with interest since I'm out of the game this year.

  8. One day I'd love to have a garden! Don't give up yet - I don't think you have a black thumb at all.

  9. Oooh, if you just had surgery, then a nap is what is called for. I had surgery in January, just a skin cancer removal, but it was HUGE and the idiot doctor gave me epinephrine after I told him that I can't have it. I went to the ER and was knocked on my butt for two months. I'm just now getting my garden in here in southern California. Rest up. You're right, it's just a garden.

  10. Lou- oh no that doesn't sound good. I hope you have been having a better recovery now!

  11. Take it easy Mrs. Pickles, I planted unp to mid-June last year. I lost several of tomato seedlings. Oh, the adventures of a gardener. Everything you have pictured looks good! Can't wait to see everything when you get it in.


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