After writing yesterday’s post where I mentioned I need to schedule some down time for myself, today’s turned out to be that much needed downtime.
On the garden front, a couple days ago I managed to re-pot the strawberry plants that were here when we moved in. I mixed in some blood & bone powder with their soil, and put one of the store-bought plants in with them. Now I just need to pop the other one from the store into it’s own pot and they’ll be done.
I also forgot to write that I put down a row of carrot seed & spring onion seed in the raised with my peas & beans are living.
I wanted to get the last of my herb seeds planted today, so yesterday I filled up these cool containers I have in preparation for those. I might go do that when I’m done with this post, but it can probably wait until tomorrow.
I found a pack of herb seeds that somehow ended up at my house after we cleaned out the office when it was red-stickered on Boxing Day. It has dill, oregano, chives, parsley, orange thyme and spicy globe basil seeds in it. Hopefully some seeds are still viable in there!
My own parsley that I purchased this year hasn’t sprouted at all, and neither has my mini greek basil :( Also, my red lettuce hasn’t sprouted sadly. I ordered more mini greek basil seeds and also some basil bush seeds so I can have two different kinds of basil. If you can’t tell, I sort of love basil. If anyone knows of a basil room spray, please tell me!
Another task for tomorrow is scattering some purple poppy seeds around and finding a spot to plant some purple morning glory. I have no idea where to put them.
On the kitty front, I took Damara & Leon outside for a bit. Leon was out for a good 20 min or so, but Damara was out for about 3 before she wanted to go back inside.
I put her back inside and Leon explored the back yard for a bit and then we went out to the front yard, where he met the neighbor from across the street who came over to see the “cat on a leash” spotted from his front window.
Leon also learned that he doesn’t like big scary cars, and I’m very happy about that. Fear of cars is good. The only downside to this leash training is that when we come back inside, Leon whines at the door for a good 15 minutes wanting to go back outside, and then has a hyper run around the house. After that, he’ll come collapse on me for a nap, which is cute. :)
Tonight I’m looking forward to dinner & the Grey’s Anatomy season finale, even if I’ve already watched it. Later on, I’m actually going to do some reading! Exciting times.