14 March 2008

Endings and Beginnings

I was home sick yesterday. I did rest some, but I am also happy to note that I took some photos to show that I am actually getting things done! No, not talking housework..


This is my daughter's sweater, started
in my WEBS class I don't even know how long ago now. All I needed for the last couple of months was to pick up the stitches around the neck and add the collar. This I finally did while sitting in the surgical waiting room while my girl went under the knife on a day that followed a devilish storm in central NY. But it ended, the surgery ended, and so did this.


I have seedlings!

Last weekend I planted two 24-cell flats of broccoli, romaine, cabbage, tomatoes, basil, coriander and strawberries. Six days later, I have this.

But this is only one flat, and I already discovered some mold along the top of a couple of cells. Since these flats are self-watering, I pulled the mats to hope that they will dry a bit. One flat hasn't come up yet, but I will wait another week before deciding if I need to start over with them.

Unfortunately I have little southern exposure, although my bedroom windows do face that way, so I have been propping the flat there with a knitting basket (See, two loves that do go together!) My grow light will come with my birthday at the end of the month, then I can give these babies exactly what they want.

By now, this really drives my desire for spring. So, it is exactly what I want too.