Can I just start by saying that I must have tempted the blogging gods with my last post because the kids have been nothing short of terrible. Horrible. The girl throws tantrums at the drop of a hat. Or the suggestion of a hat, as in “Let’s go pick out your clothes!” This results in a drop-to-the-floor-and-kick-mommy tantrum, screaming at the top of her lungs, and all I can do is walk away until she calms down. Once I start to walk away, she purposefully PEES ON HERSELF so that I CAN’T walk away and have to go attend to her and then think about how much it’s going to cost to replace our upstairs carpet. Grrr. I guess that’s what the terrible twos and threes are all about.
This post, however, is not supposed to be about the children:
So those are expected, right? I mean, I planted the bulbs on purpose.
What I was excited to see was the stuff that is the result of sheer laziness:
You may remember that I briefly mentioned the fall crop I tried to plant in this post last year which yielded absolutely nothing. I intended to mulch them heavily but never got around to it. Over the winter I figured the few days we had of -10 below weather would have killed them all off, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the little bits of green. The stuff that is growing is hardy–I’ve never seen spinach leaves quite that sturdy before. The ground around it is dry and barren, so I’m not sure that they’ll do well in the long run, but if these plants have fought to make it through winter they deserve a chance to live…so I can then kill and eat them.
I guess it’s time to start thinking about the garden again, especially the early stuff like peas and such. I need to redo the topsoil and the compost, but I can’t bring myself to kill these little sprouts so I’m going to let them run their course and redo those patches when the next round starts in May.
For the real gardeners out there, are these little guys going to grow at all or should I just turn them over and get new soil now? And do I need to start watering them now or should I wait?
I’ve got some new ideas planned for this year–corn, squash, and more bean varietals. Looking forward to getting started!