The big garden has been rototilled 3x now. The problem is, it has been much too cold and rainy to plant. We typically put the garden in by Mother's day. I am waiting-not very patiently, mind you--for Mother Nature to make up her mind.
As a result of the weather, I have the Three Stooges of Seedlings.
Now at 34 days since the seeds were sown. Not ONE single pepper seed has germinated, despite my heating pad/ hot water bottle as a seed mat to warm the soil, and steaming up the portable cold frame tricks. I thought I saw some teensy green shoots, but it was only the pearlite that had discolored.
The raised beds are a mess. The rhubarb needs cut down and everything else needs weeded. or blown up with dynamite. I have new strawberries to plant since the deer decimated mine last year. Only 1 plant came back this year. How sad. I also have 4 new blueberry plants. One of these days, I will be successful with blueberries.
We still need to pull the 2 dead peach trees. And replace them...again. I would like to plant some apple trees...again. I thought about espalier fruit trees on the side of my garage, but that requires relocating the perennial bed and about 7 yrs to train the fruit trees to form. Ain't nobody got time for that!
It looks like 1 of the blackberries survived the marauding deer. The other 2 are in bad shape. Hopefully after the hard pruning they will recover for next year.
Last night and expected tonight the temps are in the mid 30's. Today's high was 46° but with the wind it feels like high 30's...bbbrrrr.
So I used the crappy weather to my advantage. I removed the baseboard from the dining room (to prepare for new flooring), painted the walls and plastered the cracked walls in the stairwell.
Oh well, I will keep chipping away at my to do list and hope for improved weather. What weekend projects are you working on?