While the new shed was being set up, I was able to get a few more seeds into some paper pots. I had a few of them left from planting the beets and carrots, but not quite enough for the peas. So I rolled up a few more. I find when I use these pots I think of the seedlings in terms of
I planted 120 carrot pots and 120 beet pots. This time I wanted 40 pots of peas. I am trying two different types. In the past I have grown Little Marvel peas. They were the first ones I bought when we moved here. This time I am trying Super Sugar Snap and Tall Telephone. I hope the Tall Telephone peas do well and taste good. I find it much easier to pick things up on a trellis than bending over for very long. I just can't do that very well any more.
I chose to plant the tomatoes and peppers in a tub instead of the small, paper pots. Last year I used the paper pots, but the length of time it takes the tomatoes and peppers to be ready to plant didn't work well in the small pots. They
appeared to be stunted after a while and never got very big. A few years ago I saved vegetable cans, like green beans, and used that for seedlings after we poked holes in the bottom. The plants did much better then. I think it was because the roots had more room. So this year, I planted them in a tub. It will be easy enough to just lift them out of here when it is time to transfer them to the garden.
The beets are up and looking beautiful.
The carrots are just starting to come up. Not very big, is it? The tomatoes and peppers have yet to peek out of the dirt. But all is well. I have some seeds and dirt in the pots.
My goal to have additional cabbage, onions, lettuce, spinach and celery has not materialized yet. But it will get done. Just not as soon as I hoped. I have some more pots rolled up and ready, awaiting the arrival of dirt and seeds. The hope and promise of a new crop of food is wonderful. It is reassuring, it brings with it a sense of security and peace. Could something go wrong to wipe everything out? In a heartbeat. Do I have enough seeds and gumption to replant if the need arises? I know I have enough seeds and pray my gumption never leaves me. What about you?
Until next time - Fern