Monday, December 1, 2008

Gone Blockin'

What do you do when it’s raining outside and your road dog is visiting grandma?

Disclaimer: Wrinkles really isn’t visiting grandma. He’s visiting my mom. She calls herself grandma but she’s the farthest thing from one. I think she’s trying to send me a message.

Soil Block! Just a quick 80-ish for a lazy rainy Tuesday. I purchased a notebook so I can take proper notes. In the past I guesstimated the maturity dates of my transplants. It's pretty easy to figure out when vegetables are ready to be harvested but I’d like to know for sure, did that beet really take 50 days to mature?

I sowed the following: Radishes-Easter Egg II and Breakfast Petit Dejeuner, Lettuce-Garden Babies and Summer Lettuce European Red and Greens, Spinach-Baby Leaf Catalina. All seeds by Renee's Garden seeds.

I also planted Rucola; from what I’m told it is an Italian green. The seeds were couriered from Italy by my lil’ sister’s boyfriend. I also managed to sow Onion-Yellow Granex. Success!


Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

You're a renegade gardener. Those Italian seeds are probably illegal. :-P To import seed legally, you have to have a permit.

Adriana said...

Now that you mention it I think he did use the word smuggle but in Italian/Spanish-ish... My sister lived off rucola in Spain and he wanted her to have it here in the states. Ah, to be that age...

Sinfonian said...

Gotta love those blocks! I bet they make transplanting a piece of cake! Do they stay together after you plant them and then water them again?

And ah, I wish I'd kept up with my Spanish. I used to be fluent in college, but that was 15 years ago and I haven't used it since.