I cannot quite believe it's Saturday again already. But it is, and thus it's again time for Saturday Farmers Market. Admittedly I feel a little silly making a post for it, as I've nothing all that interesting to share. But hey, just living up to my blog's name. :) My track record for keeping up these meme-ish sort of things is pretty poor (okay--horrendous), but I'm determined to try because I so love Chris and Heather.
This is where our garden currently stands:
Yep, the beginnings of this year's garden are currently housed in the dining room. Under the light, are our early seedlings that I talked about last week (cabbage, spinach, celery, and onions).
The tray on top of the plant light contains the seeds I planted this week--four kinds of peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower. I've no idea why, but I'm nervous about the broccoli and cauliflower--they're new additions to our gardening efforts and I just have this awful feeling that we'll fail. (If anyone has any tips for success, I'd love to hear them.) As for the peppers, I started cayenne, green peppers, serrano tampiquenos, and jalapenos. Lots of jalapenos--as many of them as all the other peppers combined. We love them fresh, but I need a lot for making/canning salsa and for chopping/freezing to use throughout the year in spaghetti sauce and chili and the like.
On top of that seed tray, I've got my seed packets, to-be-planted as well as already planted. Included in the to-be-planted pile are loads of tomatoes, which I really need to get going. But first I want to buy another one of these planting trays. My gardening journal sits atop there too. Though calling it a gardening journal seems a bit overly generous. :P It is not one of those gardening journals with beautiful sketches and even more beautiful descriptions. Nope, mine is purely utilitarian (aka ugly). Just recording the facts--planting dates, successes, failures, ideas to try, blah blah blah. Here is my decidedly unprofessional sketch of my dreams for this year's garden:
See, not beautiful. But useful. Though we've already made some revisions. As in the shed we desperately need to buy won't be going there after all, but more likely behind the house. (Our garden is in the side yard.)
So as you can see, still not a lot of physical gardening going on here...but there is a lot of mental gardening afoot. :)