Saturday, June 4, 2011

Back to the outdoors.

I have finally started to carve out a little time for myself. I will begin my Violin practice again, and hope to find a teacher.

But I have started to want to work outside again. Work is balancing out a little, my full-time job has me coming in earlier and in theory leaving earlier. When we get all the kinks ironed out like having two surgeons scheduled and having the blood analyzer braking down for an hour. I might be able to leave on time! Today was golden. It was 70 degrees and clear beautiful blue PNW skies, and I got to leave an hour earlier, because I rock. I took a 45 minute nap on the couch and decided to go outside and plant some of the plants we bought Sunday.

We bought a tomato plant, dill, parsley, chives, and a lemon cucumber plant. Also a flat of strawberries, and a hanging planter so I can grow the tomato upside down.
So I took pictures all along the way of trying to figure out how to plant the tomato plant so lets see how it looks shall we?Buy  a simple hanging basket.Make sure it has a nice simple hole at the bottom big enough for a plant to go through cut a hole in the liner.

IMG_20110603_194946.jpg by KittenLion
simple hole
IMG_20110603_195008.jpg by KittenLion
Wrap the plant carefully in paper and place through the whole at the bottom
IMG_20110603_195215.jpg by KittenLion
hang and fill with dirt

IMG_20110603_195248.jpg by KittenLion
Hopefully I will have a happy little Tomato plant here, I planted some mint in the top of the planter, but only like 6 seeds so maybe I'll have to get something else to grow in the top....

I also started on my herb garden to the right of the above picture is the area I want to be my outside kitchen. I have always wanted to plant an herb garden and four years ago I did. Today I am proud to say there are still some of the plants the mint and the parsley have stayed. :)
Sorry the picture is blurry but I started weeding in that area again tonight too. Just below the brown or weeded section is my husband's mint he loves mojitos so I planted mint and was very surprised to see it still and that it had not taken over the whole thing....As you can see I got a great deal of the herb garden weeded before my back said I quit. I hope to plant some of the plants I bought tomorrow if the raccoons don't eat them tonight. I know they like dill.

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