A relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a Sunday in spring

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Do you realize that in one month from today, the first long weekend of the summer – typically referred to in Canada as May 2 4 (May two four) – will be over! Time sure is flying by.

Two things I’m looking forward to – outside of gardening that is 😉 – my vaccine appointment in May and a trip to the chiropractor. I was waiting for the vaccine before going to the chiropractor but I’m in a bit of a pinch right now, more like a pain right now, so I’ve booked an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. I haven’t been to the chiro since February 2020 and, prior to the pandemic, I went every month for a tune up. In a year without regular treatment, let me tell you, my body feels it everywhere, especially my head and neck which explains the many migraine headaches I’ve been getting. So, fingers are crossed that there is no border crossing nor traffic tomorrow.

It was a cooler day today with a beautiful rain shower later this afternoon. It reminded me of Ireland, how soft the rain fell on the grass, you could almost hear nature smiling. To top it off, the birds were singing and flying to and fro. I tried to record the moment but as soon as I turned my phone on, the traffic started. I guess the moment was meant for me to enjoy… in that moment.

Today was transplant day for some seedlings: Roma tomato, Zinnia and Echinacea. I carted them outside to the veranda to transplant – less mess in the house that way and it gave me a chance to enjoy the fresh air and birds. I enjoy this part, getting my hands in the dirt, carefully handling the seedlings, being connected to nature. What a great way to spend a Sunday!

I’m running out of space in the house for these seedlings though. The Roma tomatoes were in a four pack cell, four seeds in each cell all germinated. I transplanted two to a pot to save space. Then comes Zinnia, who I also doubled up on, she ended up with seven new pots, and Echinacea ended up with four pots. I have enough space for the pots but I don’t have any more black trays to put them in to bottom water feed, or catch water if I water from the top. I have been using plastic drawers but can only get two or three in each drawer. And I’ve been using the plastic tops of the black trays but have run out of them too. I need to get creative!!! If you have ideas, please share in the comments. I can use all the help I can get!

I was thrilled to see two Gourds have germinated! These are the birdhouse variety and they seemed to take forever, but it’s only been three weeks. At first I thought I did something wrong, then I worried it was the paper pot I planted it in… I find they don’t stay moist very long. But, once again, there was no need for worry as they did what they were meant to do, in their own time. There’s a lesson in there that I seem to have a hard time grasping!

Cute cat photo, just because. ©WQuinn 2021
The storm bypassing us. I heard a clap of thunder but that was it. Looks like the invisible shield is in play again this spring/summer. ©WQuinn 2021