Sunday, March 22, 2009

No frost last night.

The icon tells me it's 28 degrees outside. My thermometer on the window says it's 35. Who's telling the truth? Well, there's no frost on the truck, none on the neighbor's black shingle roof, and I don't see any on the plastic of the hoophouse. I think needs to check their sources. Then again, we've had below freezing nights before without visible frost. In any case, that's the last time I need to worry about it for at least the next 10 days.

Today! I'll be wintersowing a few more seeds. I need to pick up some more lasagna pans. I sowed 90 styrofoam cups last night containing 4 types of zinnias. These plants will be used in the perennial bed to fill in where the perennials are just getting started this year.

Also on the agenda is mowing the yard, edging the path in the perennial bed, and direct sowing some reseeding annuals. It should be a nice day with highs around 68 by mid afternoon.


Kris said...

There you go...already a downside to your idyllic weather: Having to MOW already! *evil grin*

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

But I love the way it looks right after it's done. And the smell of the wild onions is intoxicating. :)

So you see Kris, I might have to mow starting in March and continue straight through to November, but it's going to be 69 degrees today. SIXTY NINE DEGREES! Has your snow even melted yet?

LOL! Sorry, I know "someone" has a serious case of zone envy.

Unknown said...

You've been very busy. They look so neat and tidy too. I'll check back to see how everything does.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love zinnias, they will be great to bring inside as well! Have fun.

Dirt Princess said...

I planted that same Zinnia (Giant Violet Queen). It is my favorite of all I have planted. They are coming up nicely. Can't wait to see them in action

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I've never planted zinnias so these are new for me. I'm worried about powdery mildew, but they will be in full sun so I hope that helps a lot. And I plan not to overwater this year. I spent too much time and money on water last year when the soil beneath the mulch was plenty moist.