Oh, I completely forgot to mention the exciting gardening stuff going on. My seedlings are in. Weirdly, the peppers seem to be the second happiest and the tomatoes are still acting all emo (the broccoli is the most happy) lolling about, pretending like they can’t bear to get with the program. The important thing to know about tomatoes is that they are resilient drama queens. Especially when small, they’re always acting like they can’t go on, but they’re tough as hell.
In other word, tomatoes, I don’t believe planting you in the ground is the worst thing that ever happened to you, especially considering that the peppers, who are actually notoriously fickle, are doing okay.
I’ve got nm’s seedlings spending the day outside, getting used to the sunshine, which means I have cleared up some room in the sunny window, which means I can try to get some white sage going! So, I’ve got those seeds in dirt. We’ll see how it goes. White sage is notoriously difficult to get to sprout and then will be notoriously difficult to keep happy in my non-hot and arid yard.
However, I do have a plan. I’m going to let the seedlings get as big as possible in the hot and sunny window. Then I’m going to plant them right up by the house very near my regular sage. I know my regular sage is doing okay in this front bed, which gets a lot of sunshine. Up nearer to the bricks, the white sage should benefit from the heat the bricks take on in the summer sun and it’ll be somewhat sheltered from the rain. And then, considering I live in a 50 year old house that’s never been renovated, being right up near the house should give the sage some warmth in the winter.
That’s my plan anyway.
I also planted my seeds. It might be a little early, but the plot I’m working is so small that I have plenty of extra, so if they don’t come up, I can just plant again when it’s warmer.
Like I said, small garden this year–tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans, broccoli, cucumbers, and okra. That’s it.