Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Frustrated Gardener

You folks that don't garden won't understand this but this wet weather and the inability to get out and get going on the spring gardening is really depressing. I have all my plants ready and now they are to the point of getting leggy which is not good. It's OK to start seeds in small pots but you can't let them get too large or you have problems getting them transplanted as too much root has developed and been cramped. I've got cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, and leeks ready for the garden and there is still standing water. I am also running out of room in the basement to put plants. Tomatoes and peppers are under the lights and all the shelves in the South facing door are full. If I have to scrap the existing plants and start over the cool weather plants won't have a chance to mature before the heat of summer. Very frustrating not to mention it costing money for more seed. The current forecast is for more showers tomorrow and again on Saturday. Arrgh! Last year we had a nice dry break in late March and early April that allowed us to get our gardens in. Looks like it is not going to give us a break this year.

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