Well, its snowing! My gosh, this whole Global Warming thing is just not working for me!
Anyhow I brought some garden inside. My pretty birdbath has gotten cracked in the middle and won't hold water anymore so I had one of my boys haul it in last night and I filled it with succulents and moss and pretty rocks. Its a little garden 'fix' until it warms up better. I also have a couple of orchids blooming, and my poinsettia from Christmas is still pretty. This will all have to do.
I put some of the baby lettuce out in a container yesterday to grow--hopefully. The rest is still in the cold frame. I thought I'd see how this batch does before I plant any other cold season things directly outside.
I've been making a couple of new containers daily. I take the big 6 gallon buckets I got on Craigslist for 50 cents ea. and I give them a quick hand sanding, then go over them with some spray on shellac. After they are dry--about 30 minutes later--I paint them with black exterior latex. Now they look like my big nursery pots. I'm using these for the main part of my garden this year. I simply have given up on the 'durt' here. I can't get a shovel in deep enough to even turn it with all the roots and rocks and clay. We decided to go with a combination of raised beds and containers. Containers are easiest for me to deal with so mostly those.
I'd love to get more in the ground but I can't trust this weather, at least I have the indoor garden to look at while I sit here bundled up looking at the gloomy skies outside.
Tomorrow is supposed to be warm and sunny, so far though the predictions haven't been very good, its almost always a little colder than expected. I'd like to get Mr. Gore and ask him to turn up the heat a little, cuz this is nuts!