We planted sunflower seeds in our raised bed garden this spring and had an absolutely amazing crop. We planted them in mid-June and the seeds germinated after six measly little days. This photo was taken on July 15th.
Sunday was a decidely unadventurous day, but that’s alright – I can find peace and quiet in the mundane!
I opened at the bookstore, which means I started at 8am and was able to leave at the nice, early hour of 1:30pm. This is my favorite shift *ev-er*; I get to put in a respectable five hours and I still have the best part of a weekend day available to enjoy. To add to the awesomeness of the shift, it was a beautiful, sunny 70°F when I left the bookstore .
After work I got my gardening groove on. I decided to go straight for the seedlings this year, except for chives and parsley which should pop right up from seeds. I tried the Mpls Farmer’s Market, but they’re not open until April 24th – boo! So, I went to Home Depot…on a weekend afternoon. *shudders*
This will be my third year gardening at the apartment. I live next to a bus stop in a semi-okay part of South Minneapolis with no private (fenced) yard or garden spaces, so I have developed a very easy-going attitude toward my plants: I put the pots outside by our window, and if someone tips ’em over, ah well. I haven’t had any hooligan-type shenanigans yet, which makes me happy. This year I planted one grape tomato plant and some herbs: Rosemary, Oregano and Basil. Oh, and the chives and parsley.
In other gardening news, my mentoring program has rented a plot at one of the local community gardens, and all matches are invited to join in the fun. So this year I might get a chance to grow some root veggies (carrots and kohlrabi!) and vining plants (beans)!
After the gardening came the laundry and dishes. Our laundry facilities are so much like college, except without the worrying so much about someone stealing your clothes thing. I’m not a big fan of laundry (or the $2.50/load charge), so I usually put this particular chore off until I have 4-6 loads to do at a time. Sunday was a six-loader.
After that was dishes. I don’t mind doing dishes – there’s something mindlessly satisfying about filling the sink and…oh wait, no there’s not. Really, dishes kind of stink too, especially after cooking fancy-pants dinners that require lots of pots and pans.
About the time dishes were done, it was time for a quick dinner and laundry-folding with House, M.D. So all in all, it was a very productive Sunday, although I did get distracted by the internet…a few times.