Planting again & staying busy

Time for a quick garden update!

It looks like it’s time for me to replant my tire planters with flowers — the nemophilias were lovely, but they decided they’d had enough and started drooping horribly over the sides.  I’ve pulled them all out and will plant some new seed tomorrow.

I also pulled out my sugar snap and snow peas.  The snow peas had stopped producing and the sugar snaps were really yellow.  I discovered the sugar snaps had powdery mildew towards the bottom of their vines, which has now spread to the crystal apple cucumber plants. Doh!

I did find that there’s a cucumber growing!  Exciting news!  I’ve seen heaps of flowers but this is the first fruit on the vine.  The cucumber vine is super prickly — I get little splinters stuck into my fingers if I’m not wearing gloves.

I’m thinking I might put some lettuces in the tire planter on the back patio, now that there’s really no room for them.  I really loved that red sail variety.

It’s still raining here, and when it’s not sprinkling, it’s extremely muggy, so I haven’t been outside much this week.  I have been keeping busy with zumba and free-stepping while watching tv on the Wii.  Tomorrow, I’ll do some running (ever so briefly…) on the treadmill I think.  Super tired today from zumba, but I really did well.  Sometimes it’s hard for me to get into the workout but today I pushed myself to commit to every song.  It’s a good feeling.

What are some ways you enjoy getting exercise?  How are your gardens looking?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karenish
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 18:44:41

    I love marigolds! I especially love the orange ones.

    Can you grow vegetables in old tires? For some reason I’ve always thought it was a no-no, but I haven’t actually looked it up.

    Being in the Northern Hemisphere, my garden is looking a bit gray right now, although I’m thinking of planting some peas this week. And I harvested some radishes I’d planted a couple of months ago, before our cold spell. I don’t eat radishes, but the boy says they’re good. Mainly, I’m just thinking about what to plant this spring, and where.

    But I sure enjoy seeing your little garden grow!


  2. Bridget
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 23:27:12

    Dogs! They just keep looking at you until you take them for a walk. We’ve got 3!


  3. Jules
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 16:16:48

    We got an elliptical trainer for super cheap at the Christmas sales ($150!) and so I like to use that now while I’m watching my tv in the evenings. It’s great because the thing I hate the most about exercise is having to leave the house to do it! I’m much more likely to exercise in my own home. We don’t have a game console that has any of those exercise games, so this is the best option for me!


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