I seem to be stuck in slow motion. I have been working in the vegetable garden all week (granted it’s only for two hours each day) and I still haven’t even finished the first step, which is clearing out the beds. How’s anything going to grow if I never get around to planting seeds?
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I’ve been playing around with the planting chart to see how everything can fit.
It’s easier this year because I don’t have any incompatible plants. Last year I planted onions and dill, and they each had certain other plants with whom they could not play nicely.
Since crop rotation is one of the ways I can reduce the chronic plagues and pestilence this garden endures, I can put the peas into the beds that did not have beans last year, and the single tomato plant (I could not refuse a special request by the Piemaker) can go in the one bed that did not have tomatoes earlier this year. This leaves room for two sowings of everything else, if I actually follow through with my plan.
I have also been doing a bit of sewing, but have nothing to show as it is all for gifts and thus top-secret! Definitely a departure from my usual (making unnecessarily fancy garments for myself), this is fun, crafty work with pretty quilt fabric to make what I hope will be very useful objects for the recipients. We will see!
And of course, since I’m sewing for others, I can’t help but gaze longingly at the stacks and stacks of lovely apparel fabrics and think of what I would like to make for myself next. I have really been loving my orange striped jeans, so it might be time to make another pair from this very successful (self-drafted!) pattern.
So there you have it. Nothing done but a lot of plans.