Waiting For Things To Grow

Despite being in Portland for the weekend, it has been a pretty quiet weekend garden-wise.

I’ve planted or sowed almost everything that needs planting or sowing at this time and we’re experiencing some “Junuary” weather (January-like weather in June – or May in this case. Summer doesn’t really get going until July 4th, traditionally, in the PNW), so things are slow to grow.

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Just Start: Planting the Tomatoes

The weather was beautiful yesterday: sunny and in the 60s. I was excited to get the tomatoes in the ground. I was ready to go by 7 in the morning, but I stalled inside…cleaning my room….doing laundry. Planting the tomatoes was a daunting task.

They were leggy, tangled, and there are just too many plants for the amount of space I have.

I finally convinced myself to just start. All I had to do was put on my shoes and walk outside. That’s it. And after that, I can turn around and walk inside and tell myself, “I’ll plant the tomatoes tomorrow.”

But…as these things often go…one thing leads to another, and before you know it, you’re on a roll!

It took less than an hour so, start to finish. I have twelve tomato plants in the ground I even set up the tomato cages!

It feels so good to have that done.