Tray of Misfits
Yes, we’re about half-way through the growing season and I STILL have seedlings that need to get into the ground.
Every morning this hodgepodge of misfits greats me from the back steps, just a few feet from the nearest garden bed, but miles away from actually getting into the ground. Brussels sprouts, black cherry tomatoes, blue fescue, lupines, and a orange impatient (given to me for my birthday ON MAY 9) have lived in this tray for at least two months while I decide their fate.
I feel terribly guilty, but I have good excuses and good intentions. Really. I do.
As of this post, the tomatoes are with a colleague who raises beef with her husband. Every year on their farm, they plant a few acres with veggies and donate the produce to a local food shelf. In a month, they’ll have black cherry tomatoes coming out of their ears.
I am saving the sprouts for Cowgirl Nikie who has extra room in her garden. Will they actually produce sprouts? I’m doubtful, but she is known for growing GIANT veggies. She’ll appreciate the challenge.
The lupines and fescue? They’re natives that I started from seed. I just want them to be a bit bigger before I put them in the ground. Our rabbits are hungry and relentless.
I have no idea what to do with the impatient.
So, are you a procrastinator, too? What garden to-dos have you been neglecting?