and, no, not for the zombie apocalypse.
I want a flame thrower for the garden! I had to work at my paying job today but I've been itching to get out into the garden for a while. It wasn't ideal conditions after I got home. It's cloudy and mid 30's but it's been reasonably dry, the ground has thawed and I had a little time- so I headed out for an hour. I did a woefully poor job at cleaning out the garden last fall and it will take quite a bit to get it ready for planting my early stuff mid April (that's SOON!!). It would be so much easier to just burn off the old pumpkin and tomato vines (and all the grass- oops). But, I don't have a flame thrower- although my dad has one..... it will most likely be the old fashioned pull it and pile it for me.
The seedlings are looking quite good. So far everything is up but a couple of varieties of peppers. I'm still missing sprouts from my Volcano (hot wax), red bell, and poblano peppers. Of course, I'm not even sure that the poblano seeds are viable. I should have done a germination test on them. oh well.
While I was outside I peeked at my 'small fruits' (blueberries, raspberries, currants and strawberries) and everything is looking good. The strawberries are peeking up and, unfortunately, I noticed that the deer had munched a few leaves.- grrr. The columbines we planted last year are up and looking lovely as well as are a few other flowers in the goth garden. The anise hyssop is already up and the chives and walking onions are looking lovely. The tulips and daffodils are up in the yard but no flowers yet. Oh, I can't wait for spring to REALLY get here.