Welcome to the weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? The sun is shining, if you like we could sit outside? I should be writing on my final exam paper for the class I’m taking now, but I really need a break. How is your week?
Not counting the craziness in the world, I’d say it’s a good week here. The weather’s been nice all week, a little windy a few days. Typical spring weather. The ice on the roads, and bike paths is slowly disappearing. The plan is to start riding my bike to work on Monday. I actually took a long walk today checking out what path I should choose on Monday morning, the one with the least amount of ice that is. I have a plan!
My red currants are getting new leaves, so it has to be spring!
I took the bottom leaves away, and added some soil to my tomato plants today. I actually took them out to the balcony for a couple hours as well, to get them used to being outside. I’ll continue doing that whenever I have a chance. As soon as the nights are a little warmer they’ll move out to the balcony/sunroom. Earlier this week I ordered some new varieties of salad mix seeds. I usually have salad and herbs as companion plants to all my larger plants. It’s a win/win situation, you maximise the use of your space, especially good if you are growing at a balcony like I do, and the ground cover keep the soil moist longer, and the larger plant gives the salad some shade (most salad greens and herbs wants shade.) I am going to have less pots to grow in, and a less crowded balcony this year, but the plants I am going to have are in their perfect spot. I saved one bell-pepper plant from last year, to see if it could survive at the balcony. I don’t think it did, but we’ll see, I’m not ready to throw it out yet. If the figs survived, like they did last year, there is a chance, right?
I better get back to my writing, but I will take breaks and visit your coffee share, if you have one. Feel free to take a refill of that coffee before you leave! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!