Friday, March 6, 2009

Getting Down To It..

I just couldn't put it off any longer.
The seeding has begun.
I piffled with it a bit earlier,
but now I fill cups with earnest.
Peppers and eggplants,
tomatillos and tomatoes.

Cup after cup after cup
and shelf after shelf, I fill.
Labeling each and wondering
what I will do as they begin to sprout and grow.
I really, really, really need that greenhouse, dear.

Perhaps this weekend I will cobble
together a small little hoophouse
for to move the cooler weather plants into.
Getting my first sunburn is also on my list!
Ok.. not really, but I will have to take care not to get a burn.
It will be 80 or so and the desire to over do it will be hard to overcome.
I will try to pace myself so that I may still be able to stand upright
come Monday morning.
I will not be taking odds on whether or not
I have that much self control.
I have sooooooo much to do.
It really is overwhelming. I must remember
that this is not the last nice weekend.
I must remember that I can space out the labor.
I need a mantra to chant.

Oh, I know..
'There is always tomorrow.'
'There is always tomorrow.'
'There is always tomorrow.'

And this is the 'sprouting frog'.

May he bring bountious wealth and health!

To my fellow gardeners that are not in the far northern climes..

Take it easy and do much!

Happy heat wave, ya'll!!

1 comment:

  1. LOL! I hope you are having a great planting day and getting lots done without overdoing it! I need to get it together to do this soon [on a much smaller scale] myself!