3.31.2008

Seedlings, Bulbs, and Spring

I've been having some trouble keeping up with my blogs lately, due to family health problems, being busy, and lack of a camera.

My seedlings are doing well, although the Calendula may need to be replanted. I seem to recall the same thing happening last year - I would move them to a larger container, and then they'd die. I think I should start them in the transplant container from now on.

The Four o' Clocks have a second set of leaves now, as do some of the peppers. I'm still waiting for the tomatoes to get their second set of leaves. Once they do, I will move them to a creamer container, with the sides folded down. As they grow, I will fold the sides up and add more dirt, the same way I did last year.

My African Violet is going to bloom again - I'm so happy it's still alive. I guess they just don't like living in my room.

Outside, the snow has melted (again) and this time it's supposed to stay melted (as long as the weatherman hasn't changed the forecast). The bulbs are all sending up foliage, but the only ones to bloom have been the snowdrops.
This post by Curtis over at Growing Thumbs really got me thinking about my blogging. A few weeks back I realized that I've been spending way too much time on the computer reading blogs, writing posts, and playing games, and not enough time helping my Mom with chores, cooking, and groceries. To fix my problem, I started by staying away from the computer between Saturday morning and Monday morning. At that point I realized that I was subscribed to a lot of blogs, and that I didn't want to spend Mondays reading 200+ blog posts. According to Google Reader, I was subscribed to 136 blogs. Now, it's 99 blogs, and fewer posts to read on Monday.
Planning out and keeping to a personal schedule has alway been difficult for me, but I'm going to give it another try, and set aside one day a week to write blog posts. I'm also in the midst of setting up a personal business, follow the link to help me think up a name for it. I still enjoy blogging and reading blogs, and hopefully I can keep it that way.

Happy Gardening {and blogging!}
~Sarah

6 comments:

Amy, of Playing in the Dirt said...

It's amazing how much can be accomplished when the computer is shut down, isn't it? I have had to make myself shut down my personal laptop (and thus links to blogs, etc.) until my paid work is done each day. Keeps me on track!

Good luck with the business.

Sarah said...

Amy- yes, it really is amazing. :) Thanks for stopping by!
~Sarah

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

My African violets have been loaded wtih blooms this winter, yours looks so healthy!

I hope your family health issues improve.

Sarah said...

Iowa- I'm so happy that my African violet has stayed healthy. I have killed several before this one, and this is the only one to live long enough to rebloom for me!
~Sarah

Curtis said...

I tend to stay away from the pc on the weekdays,except Friday and most of the day Saturday. Your seedlings are looking good.

Sarah said...

Curtis- I've been amazed at how easy it is to avoid the computer. Thanks again for your thought-provoking post.
~Sarah