Tuesday, April 13, 2010

rushing the growing season

I’m watching the pansies and violets quiver and shake. They’re freshly on my balcony and they seem so underdressed! I put them there because I like to rush the season. Time for flowers, no?


Separately, I’m watching the tomatoes inside ever so carefully. They need more light than my southern exposure would give them. They need to be outside, but only in the heat of the day.

Small scale stuff. I don’t garden much anymore (except when I am visiting Ed’s farmette, and then I merely want to pull out all the overgrowth). But when days are as good as these, biking to and from work is not enough. Getting hands dirty and worrying about the light for tomatoes helps.