No card today but those of you who follow my ramblings here know that I've been itching to get my raised beds planted but had to settle for seeds in peat pots because it decided to spit rain on us out here in otherwise-dry-and-drought-stricken California on the weekend I had managed to set aside for garden planting.
Well, now we're suffering record high temperatures for March throughout most of the state and I decided that it was time to get the little peat pots into the raised beds. Most of them have seedlings but tiny ones. I went out early this morning to get at it before the temperatures rose to anywhere near the low 90s which are being predicted. By the time I finished, it was both hot and humid. Yuck!
Everything is in now, and I've watered and weeded the few unwanted volunteers which have come up since my thorough weeding a couple of weeks ago when I was preparing the raised beds. I'm just waiting for the pink pumpkin seeds from my daughter so that we can sell our small harvest of pink pumpkins in October to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. I think the seeds have been ordered (that's dear daughter's department) but they haven't arrived yet.
I can hear all those of you who are still facing snow in your yards or flooding due to the rapid melt off -- you're groaning and saying bad things about the fact that I'm bragging on my garden. Please, let me enjoy it while I can. This summer, when it's 110 day after day after day, and I'm struggling to keep my garden even slightly damp so the plants don't wilt away, you'll get yours back. You can then post comments about how your temps were in the high 70s and you were wondering if it was warm enough to head to the lake, river, beach, but that it was wonderful weather for a family picnic. :-D
Have a wonderful and safe weekend, whatever your weather. :-D Happy Stamping. NanaConnie