A couple days ago I wrote about my Skip Day. I’m happy to report I’m back up on that horse – I’ve already made up the mileage lost on my Skip Day and my reserve mileage is as high as it has been since I began the 1200-mile challenge as my January “Someday”.
However, as my January “Someday” gallops along, my March “Someday”, gardening, is being dragged through the dirt (pun intended). I started my composter going back in February, had soil delivered to my greenhouse by the first of March, and I’ve ordered seeds. However, there are some things about gardening I just didn’t know. I didn’t realize I needed a propagator (a place to grow the seeds until they’re little plants). I thought the seeds would arrive and I’d just plop them into the soil and, voila, my garden would grow. I also thought the sun beating down into the greenhouse would be a good thing. Plants need sun, right? Well, apparently they need some sun, but not too much. Now, while I wait for my seeds and my propagator, I’m trying to figure out how I can shade the windows of my greenhouse knowing it will be beastly hot in there come summer. I also didn’t realize different seeds should be planted at different times. I picked March for my gardening “Someday” because I thought that’s when people started gardens. A greenhouse gardening book I just bought gives a year-round schedule for pursuing a garden in a greenhouse. I’m reading it and figuring out how to make this first garden successful while already planning what I’ll do differently next year.
I’m disappointed the little green plants I thought would be sprouting by now are only seeds somewhere on their way to me, but I’m learning so much. I haven’t fallen off the gardening horse, I’m just doing a little acrobatic jumping around in the saddle as I try to figure out how this all works.