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Lettuce Sprout!

Lettuce spout, lettuce sprout Can't stay a seed anymore Lettuce sprout, lettuce sprout Turn your leaves to the window I don't care what they're going to say Let the trolls rage on. Somethin's more than nothin' anyday

Indoor Winter Greens

I decided that since I wasn't going to have a proper garden for a while I would grow us a bit of salad greens in the back room this winter. It has a window that faces west and gets a bunch of afternoon sun. Saturday we went to Canadian Tire and I picked up some 72 peat pod starter trays. I knew I didn't want the plants THAT close together so I took out every other pod. This gives me about 2 inch spacing and that should do fine as long as I don't let them get out of control. I watered them to expand the peat plugs and I started to wonder if the little planting plugs would be enough growing medium for the entire plant. I had a pot of chives that had died and revived probably 5 times over the past year and I tossed out the plants to recycle the soil. There was only enough for gaps in one try so I'm seeing this as an experiment. I realized at this point that I was going to put both types of seeds in both trays so I'd need some plant ID tags so I knew

Sick Days

https://pixabay.com/p-44724 This morning while I was trying to decide how sick I was and if I really wanted to call in 90 minutes before my shift when I knew they wouldn't be able to find anyone that quickly that early, I had some negative self-talk. "And you think you can be a farmer?  Farmers don't get luxuries like sick days and managers to find someone to do your job.  It's 24/7/365 baby. The chickens need to eat and they don't care if you're sick." You know what brain-weevils? This time you're right, on one thing.  The chickens won't care if I'm sick.  I can take my time and putter carefully out to the henhouse, feed and water them, and then when that's done, whether it took 15 min or an hour, I can go back to bed for the rest of the day, and then go back out around supper time to make sure they're safe for the night. I CAN do that. I could have done that today, but that's not what was being asked of me.