Tuesday, April 14, 2009

all things in moderation...or not

I enlarged my garden rows when tilling March. Having learned from last year, the rows are further apart, AND I added 1/2 a row. I was going to be sensible. Plant what we want, but in amounts small enough that I can handle. I still have a paying job, after all.

Last week we went to Hudson's to have the push lawn mower repaired. We came home with four biddies. Today we went to pick the lawn mower up, and while Bobby showed the repairman the way to the van, I stopped in to pick up a few tomato plants. I think that's where I went wrong. We only had a few minutes, and I never think or plan well in a hurry. I looked at the prices for small containers and the prices for a flat. The flat looked about right. So that's what I got.

When we got home, Bobby happened to ask how many plants I bought. He was quite shocked when I told him I bought a whole flat. "You bought 48 plants?" WEELLLlllll, no not intentionally. Turns out I overlooked the little detail that each small container has FOUR tomato plants. So one of my bean rows is now tomatoes.

And this puts me in a minor quandary. I already have seed for my beans. I actually have pea seed left over from last year. So do I be conservative and rational and move up the yard a ways and plant 4 more rows for the beans/peas, or do I throw my hands up in the air and say I've already messed things up for this year and will have more than I care to handle and maybe I'll be better organized next year?

Tomato recipes, anyone?

1 comment:

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Mmmm....fried green tomatoes- YUM-O!!!!! Fresh salsa-nothin' beats it! And you can can LOTS of spaghetti sauce:)