After a six weeks of near-neglect, my birthday veggie garden has exploded to life. I spent several hours on Saturday and Sunday this weekend puttering around outside harvesting my first batch of radishes, replanting squares, staking climbing plants, transplanting some peppers and tomatoes, taking lots of pictures of green stuff, and getting my first minor sunburn of 2006.
Note to self–wear bikini top and plenty of sunscreen next time gardening fancy strikes to avoid unsightly tank top tan lines on my back, neck, and shoulders. :crazy:
Actually seeing something growing in that formerly barren patch of dirt got me fired up enough to finally planting some non-edible seeds around the yard. I pulled out the big shovel and dug up flower beds along the wall behind the vegetable garden and planted nasturtium, marigold, and moonflower seeds. I wasn’t quite motivated enough to prepare the strawberry patch location (currently covered in black netting and topped with a ton of old mulch) or plant the two thornless blackberry bareroot plants I just received from Jung Seed, but I did start 60 new seeds, mostly herbs and flowers I don’t already have going, in my bio-dome thingie from Park and recorded everything in an Excel spreadsheet that I set up to calculate expected germination date and other nifty little numbers about which my fitness blog readers probably couldn’t care less.
I also made a new version of my Excel seed starting chart that more closely resembles the revised Seed Starting Plan pdf chart designed by Gayla Trail, author of the very cool gardening book You Grow Girl and head garden chick at YouGrowGirl.com.
You can check out what’s going on in my work-in-progress square-foot vegetable gardening experiment here: http://maggiewang.com/photos/Spring2006
(*Diet and workout details omitted by agreement with trainer)
Meals – On plan
Water – 16 cups
Supplements – On plan
Regular (Non-Plan) Daily Supplements – multivitamin with iron, calcium 600 + D
39 days down, 45 more to go!
Weights – Legs – Done
Cardio – Rest
The Awful Truth:
1. Got sunburned working in the garden because I neglected to put on sunblock. :ouch:
1. Transplant two tomato vines and plant Swiss Chard.
2. Sewed a new workout shirt from pieces of unwearable old t-shirts.
1. Work on paper doll sketches.
2. Sew Issey Miyake dress.
3. Upgrade WordPress to 2.0.
4. Finish taxes.
5. Create new logo for PDB shirts.