Erin Go Bragh and a Happy St Patty’s Day to you all.
I spent a good hour or so “planting up” seedlings yesterday. Basically I moved about twenty-five seedlings from the tiny “pot” in which each was germinated into a 3×3 plastic pot containing a soil mixture that will hopefully allow them to grow larger before getting planted outside in a month or so. Oddly, this is one of the major hurdles with my gardening; I get the seeds to germinate, but then they stunt and don’t grow into little plants. My other major hurdle is to get radishes to form the radish bulb; I get leaves and a root, but no edible bulb. Oh, I also planted the two Walmart raspberry plants into pots to see if they grow strong enough to plant in the ground.
Last night I went over to Betsy’s, where she made us some corned beef and cabbage. It was quite tasty. While eating dinner we watched an episode of a show called “Somewhere South” which aired on PBS in 2020 and is hosted by Vivian Howard. I hard heard an interview with Howard on a Milk Street Radio podcast earlier in the day, so we watched the episode about “greens” during which Howard came down to Clarkston to interview immigrants about the greens they eat.
Given that I have partaken in meat eating and that I have had success getting into paid surveys lately, I was confident that I’d get into the April Fools Day chicken survey at Jackson. I was the fool as I was denied.
I started my day with a nice stack of pancakes. One of the benefits of waking at 5:15am and not having to hurry into an office is cooking breakfast any day of the week.
Today I am contemplating a run out to Conyers to shop at Tractor Supply Co. I am upgrading the cucumber trellises (aka discarded shoe racks, seriously) which need to be braced better after suffering a hit by a fallen branch; no, not the on I cut down… Over Conyers way there is a bait shop that I’d like to stop into that sells red wiggler worms. I have the vessels for worm composting, now all I need are the worms and to start feeding them compost. Just when you think that I couldn’t get any weirder about WLF, right? If I don’t make my Conyers run this morning it will have to wait until at least next week because tomorrow’s schedule is already completely filled with chores.
I was also going to try to build some netted boxes to keep white cabbage moths and squirrels from my garden beds, until I saw the prices of 2×2 pressure treated wood. The wood alone would easily cost twice, if not triple, the value of the plants that I hope to protect. Trying to think of a Plan B.
This afternoon I will be driving up to Buford Highway to meet a couple of old buddies at Pancho’s. Yes, the “go to a Mexican restaurant on St Patrick’s Day, and an Irish bar on Cinco de Mayo” has returned! Except wait, I believe that I have committed to laying the SLUT trail on May 5th! Oops.
Hope that you are having a good week and are remaining healthy.
It took me all six attempts to solve today’s Wordle.