Up at 4 AM to 51°.
I was going to milk this morning but DH called me from the barn to tell me “somehow” the calves were with Willow. I can't milk tomorrow; I have an appointment for my hair at 8 AM....will be milking Friday morning Lord willing.
I thought I would head out to the milk barn to begin the cleaning project while DH did his exercise, but saw that I was going to get filthy. I wanted to run in town and pick up my potting and germination soil this morning so I quit and came in and vacuumed instead.
We stopped first at Lowe's for some zip-ties. My bird-house pole has been held together with those for a few years now and suddenly last week I spotted the house and half the pole laying on the ground. I hope it is redeemable.
Next we headed across town to Hummert's for the soil. I bought a large bag of Fafard's germination mix and one of Fafard's No. 2 mix. I also bought 8 oz of Bodacious sweet corn seeds. They will have strawberry plants in by mid-March so I will just buy locally instead of paying $11 for 9.00 worth of plants. She mentioned several varieties that I am familiar with and have grown before.
I forgot to mention while checking Lowe's for soil I saw they had a few roses in already! I found the the two fragrant hybrid teas I have on my list: Mr. Lincoln and Chrysler Imperial. They also had another old fragrant floribunda, Gene Boerner. All three were No.l quality and potted. They were just $9 which is a very good price (again no shipping costs).
I won't plant them for a while yet.
Then we stopped by our local market, Murfins, and I got the Orville Redenbacher popcorn for eating. I will also use it for planting on advice of Larry who does a garden blog called Larry's Weed Free Garden. I also picked up “1 or 2” other items!
Home and we were starved so I did a very quick burger and oven fries using Yukon Golds.
Ilene on her blog, The Rock Whisperer, did a good post today on seed starting and mentioned looking up plants on Dave's Garden website. I would like to put a plug in for Missouri's Botanical Gardens site also.
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