Veggies Looking For Home

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Do you ever do something and while you’re doing it you say to yourself “self, if I do this I know something’s going to happen to make what I’m doing right now pointless”?

I love to garden whether it’s a veggie garden or flower garden. Some might say I even go a little overboard. For some reason planting 15 tomato plants is considered crazy by some. Hey I like tomatoes what can I say, and I make a kick-ass salsa if I do say so myself. So when we started looking for a house to buy I had to decide if I was going to start seeds indoors this year for my veggie garden. Our search was so hit and miss that I wasn’t sure if we’d be here through the growing season or somewhere new. ┬áMy train of thought is that if I start the seeds that means we’ll find a place and it’ll work out so that I won’t be able to plant the veggies. Obviously I wanted to buy a house…so I planted my seeds like I was planting good wishes. I guess it worked!

Seedlings

At this point I’m not sure if my opening sentence will hold true or not yet. There is a small space at the new place for a garden (damn, no excessive planting here) but it’s almost the middle of May already and my seedlings are begging to be put in the ground. If all goes according to the schedule we close may 24th. I’m not sure the seedlings will make it that long before outgrowing their little starter peat pots. I would hate to have to throw all these perfect plants in the trash. Perhaps I’ll bring them with me to the closing so we can go right over to the house and plant them afterwards :).

I have more seedlings than what will probably fit in my supposed garden area, 30 plants that consist of tomatoes, cukes, beans, broccoli, summer squash, and sweet peppers. I’m still missing some things that I always plant like hot peppers, eggplant, and tomatillos so I’ll be cramming this new space to max capacity.

15 days and counting!

4 comments for “Veggies Looking For Home

  1. 8 May, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Joe,

    stick them into 3 gallon pots. I know that’s a lot of potting soil to buy but most vegies will do just fine in 3 gallon pots. If you think you’ll be able to plant them later maybe go with smaller pots for some.
    I grow all our vegies (well, the ones that I grow) in planters.

    • Joe
      10 May, 2012 at 1:34 am

      You’re right, that could get pricey. Just going to hold off on potting up and cross my fingers and hope that I can get them in the ground the day of close…or soon after :)

  2. Ellen
    10 May, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I’m picturing you dragging a little red wagon filled with pots sprouting all kinds of veggies into the closing.

    • Joe
      10 May, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      With one bent wheel that wobbles and squeaks as I pull it along behind me.

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