Today, life’s full of…
little victories: After yesterday’s dirt-fest-a-rama, seed planting-a-thon, and weed whacking, this desk jockey didn’t wake up unable to move today or hobble around the office. Yay me!
big annoyances: Yesterday was the highest pollen count of 2013 so I woke up this morning with stuffy head and a snuffly nose that has remained with me until about 30 minutes ago. Boo!
words with friends: Not the game app, just quick connections. Lots of good news, hope, inspiring projects, adventures and tales of love about to happen.
important reminders: Like reading is fundamental!
You see, after yesterday’s fun, I was looking through the seed packs, mentally patting myself on the back for getting so much done, cleaning up the garden, harvesting a bunch of stuff, yada yada yada. Then I got to the pea packs:
Oops. I remembered to soak the beet seeds because I did that last fall. At least now I know exactly why the fall pea crop never grew! I thought it was because the pole beans crowded and choked it out. Nope. I never soaked the peas. (I also don’t recall that instruction being on that particular packet—I got it for free by answering a gardening survey.)
So last night I made sure to soak the peas I had remaining (I had planned to use them in the fall).
I resowed both the snow peas and the shelling peas this morning.
In 5-10 days we’ll quickly know if soaking matters. I’ll either have exactly the right spacing of cute little pea seedlings 2 inches apart, ready to climb their trellis, or I’ll be pulling out a bunch of pea shoots (luckily you can throw them in salad)!
(I hope that we’ll get to eat some pea shoots.)