Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day

Outside




Inside


Planted Ring of Fire Cayenne Peppers from High Mowing Seeds in red plastic cups today.  They take a while to germinate, so for now are nestled in behind the wood stove keeping warm.  Will be planting tomatoes soon as well (waiting for back ordered seeds.) 

The day was windy and quite cold, and the week ahead looks like more of the same.   Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you satisfaction and comfort.  

15 comments:

Pom Pom said...

You're an organized gardener, M! I hope it doesn't get too cold!

Marcie said...

I hope it doesn't either, but it is "supposed to." Brrr! So ready for spring! I try to be organized, but have to admit there is some effort involved in being so. ;)

Out on the prairie said...

Put in 4 flats of peppers yesterday. I always wait til St. Pats for tomatoes.Getting snow here today, so winter is still here.4 lambs so far.

Marcie said...

We usually wait a little longer for tomatoes too, but we are going to try to set some out early in "Wall o Water" season extenders. I am also waiting on my bell pepper seeds... not by choice, but because they were back ordered. This is why I like to save my own seeds, but we wanted to change varieties on a few things.

It will be exciting when those first few seedlings pop out of the soil!

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Oh my
I envy
your gardening
thoughts

Maybe
just maybe
will plant some
in pots :)

Marcie said...

Ernestine, That will be good too! My oldest daughter is in an apartment, and planning a balcony garden. I think it is just nice to be responsible for growing something...little garden or big garden... flowers, herbs, or vegetables. It sort of connects us with nature. I love that connection. So glad you visited! :)

elaine said...

Great minds think alike - I too have been sowing seeds of tomato, chilliest, sweet peppers, cucumbers etc. They are nestling in a propagation on the window sill. Unfortunately we had sleet and snow this morning, this afternoon it has all gone and we have a bright, blustery day. March, in like a lion, out like a lamb.

Marcie said...

Elaine, I love starting all the plants indoors at the end of winter. It reassures me that spring really is on the way. I am eager for a bright, blustery day! We are still waiting! Enjoy it!

Marianne said...

I always expect winter to simply disappear when March arrives. I should know better!

Marcie said...

Oh! Me too, Marianne. Really spring starts near the end of March, but I am so ready for it as soon as I flip the calendar page!

Diane AZ said...

The snow is so pretty! Some wildflowers are starting to bloom here. I'm new at growing vegetables in the desert. I hope to grow some peppers this year. :)

Tabor said...

You are starting those tomatoes early...or do you have a greenhouse for the interim cold weather?

Marcie said...

Tabor, We are going to set them out early in May in "Wall o Water" season extenders. I will start some later, to set out later without the wall-o-waters. Trying to get earlier tomatoes, and stretch the season out a bit. It is a new process for us... If it doesn't work exactly as expected, it will at least be a learning experience. In the past, I have started tomatoes the third or fourth week of March and it is just about right for planting outside the first weekend in June. We usually have to throw frost covers over the tomatoes a time or two in June up here in the north woods.

It feels early to me too! Although... the peppers really take this long, to germinate and to get going.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Thank you for visiting Thistle Cove Farm; you've got "No-reply" setting when you e-mail; thus my public thanks here. My frost date is May 15 so it's going to be a while before I think about plants much less set them out.

Marcie said...

Thank you for coming back. I will have to look at that email setting. Hmmm... I didn't do it on purpose, so it will be fun to try to figure out how to change it!