Thursday, April 15, 2010

I have an excuse...I promise!

Sorry for not posting for a while. It's not because I haven't done any garden work (actually, I haven't, but I'll get to the reason why). Just 2 days after my last post, I found out I had pneumonia. I have been out of work for 2 weeks. People out there....PLEASE stay away from pneumonia. It's one of those awful things that you should definitely stay away from. If you have a cough AND high fevers (around 102 - 103 degrees F), go to your doctor and test for pneumonia - they can hear it by listening to your lungs and with a chest xray. I took strong antibiotics for a week and my follow up with my doctor shows that I am pneumonia-free! yay! but, it will take another week to get the antibiotics out of my system (I breastfeed, so this means that my son will be drinking from my frozen stash for 2 weeks!), and another 2 - 3 weeks to get my full strength back.

BUT, I have been occasionally tending to the seeds that I planted, and they are screaming to be transplanted - either in a pot to get bigger, our out into the garden. I will try to get to this, this coming weekend. I have to decide which ones go into the garden, which ones go into pots for now to be planted later in the garden, and which ones I will be donating to my son's school garden.

Seedlings I have so far are tomatoes (sun sugar, speckled roman, black cherry), zucchini (eight ball, a dark green type and a yellow type - don't know the name), squash (a yellow one - forgot name), suyo cucumber, burgundy okra, soy beans (black jet, envy, shironomai), charantais melon, cilantro, italian basil, peppers (anaheim, jalapeno, yolo wonder bell), beans (garbanzo, blue lake bush, dragon langerie, another red type). I think that's it. Oh, and I also planted some eggplant, but I unfortunately didn't label that and I don't know where I planted it (along with some tomato plants and bean plants...yes, I know....I lazy!).

Plus I have to bake more bread (I have been baking my bread since the beginning of this year)...we only have a few loaves left. If I have the energy for it, that is. If not, we'll have to buy some for now.