I’ve had to declare “Rain Days” as if they were “Snow Days” and school was cancelled, like when I used to be in junior high/high school in the suburbs of Chicago. While those usually involved hours and hours of MTV, hot chocolate, Pop-Tarts, and gabbing on the (corded) phone, my grown-up Texas rain days are filled with reasons to put things off, a general feeling of malaise, gross chores and not getting my MF’ing gardening done. Some of the babies are in and protected, but the high winds, rain, and cold temperatures for the last three days and the upcoming three means no weeding, no planting, no mulching, no composting, no farm scampering.*
Come on, Texas, give me a break:
Today: Periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 49. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 55. Southeast wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 68. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
I finalized my heirloom/organic seed lists, and I’m sharing them with you! (Who doesn’t love a good list?)
- Empress Beans (bush)
- Burpee’s Golden Beets
- Copenhagen Market Cabbage
- Danvers Carrots
- Golden Bantam Corn
- Doubled Yield Cucumbers
- Li Strada de Ganida Eggplant
- Red Russian Kale
- Red Romaine Lettuce
- Sweet Granite Melons
- Red Wethersfield Onions
- Green Arrow Peas
- Thai Hot Chili Peppers
- Ruby King Sweet Peppers
- McMahone’s TX Bird Hot Peppers
- Sunset Runner Beans
- Bloomsdale Spinach
- Lady Godiva Squash
- Black Sea Man Tomatoes
- Blondkopfchen Tomatoes
- Halladay’s Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes
- Purple de Milpa Tomatillos
- Cherokee Moon & Stars Watermelon (yellow fleshed)
- Genovese Basil
- Dark Opal Purple Basil
- Grandma Einck’s Dill
- Hidcote Blue Lavender
- Giant Italian Parsley
- French Fingerling Potatoes
- Bleu de Solaise Leeks
- Lightning Mix Habaneros
- Broad Leaf Sage
- Common Oregano
- Red Bunching Onion
I’m giving Seed Savers the bulk of the business because I admire their work, they have flat pricing, and a great selection. The other places are picking up where I couldn’t find heirloom/organics at SS.
So while I wait for seeds to come in, I’ve got seedlings to start in the greenhouse, household chores to do, wedding stuff to take care of.
HOW BORING! I want to play with the chickens and dig in the dirt and run around the yard with my dog like a babbling moron!
*All this bitching is foreshadowing to the real bitching which shall commence the first day the temperature gets over 92 degrees, and then lasts like that for four months. You’ve been warned.