Today, I underestimated how long it would take to even prepare everything for the seeds. After drilling holes in the 12 new containers I'd purchased, I went out to fill them. The compressed potting soil was much more difficult to dispense than I remembered. I guess it did take me a long time to get it all loosened up last year too. Before I'd finished filling the third container, Jeff was already calling me in for dinner! Oh well, apparently I'm ahead of last year...I went back to check, and see that, in the past, I've not potting things up until mid-to-late February. I still have time.
|I only got three filled, went in for dinner, and never went back out.|
Actually, I was really early in sowing seeds this year--back in October, right after planting some of the seedlings I grew from last year's winter-sown seeds, I immediately refilled the containers with (loose) potting mix, wet them, sprinkled seeds over the soil, and covered them with a little more soil and a screen. But, I really shouldn't brag, because last year was the first year I didn't get all of the seedlings in the ground before it froze.
|At least eight containers of seedlings that were not planted yet.|
|They don't look like much, but I think they will be fine.|
|These have been waiting for spring since October.|
I guess it is Groundhog Day; I should be thinking spring. I have no idea what Phil "predicted", but spring is on its way...and each day we get a little closer and will see more signs.