(Written last week but published late. Just wanted to give some context for the next post.)
Should I stay or should I go; should I blog or should I sow?
Monday through Friday, my first afterwork activity is predetermined. By my Westie. And today if he hadn't, as usual, nudged me with his nose toward the door, the early evening sunshine would have pulled me outside for a long walk. Now that I'm home I'm left with the other two options: blog (ie. read old favourites and new finds, comment, write my Earth Day post) or sow. Again, the choice is easy. This awaits me: I've sown about 1/4 of these seeds and am ahead of schedule compared to last year, on time compared to 10-12 years ago, but very late (for indoor sowing of herbs and flowers) according to last frost dates for zone 8. My garden is an experiment in pushing all kinds of limits, including space and time. I do have to follow a calendar of some sort, though, and need to sow the sweet peas NOW or wait until fall. Credit goes to Thomas Hobbs for this late and spontaneous addition of sweet peas to the balcony garden. He featured them in hanging baskets this past Saturday on the morning news gardening feature.