|I bought and planted violas.|
It’s Selection Sunday, when college basketball teams find out if they’ve been chosen to play in the NCAA tournament, and our thoughts turn to gardening, as they always do.
This is to be expected, what with everyone talking about seeding and who will get which seed in the tournament. What gardener wouldn’t immediately think about their seed stash and which seeds they are going to start indoors and which seeds they are going to sow outdoors?
By now, most gardeners have chosen and purchased their seeds for this year. If they haven’t done so by now, then maybe they aren’t really gardeners? Or maybe they are going to buy their seeds at the local garden center and just choose from what’s on the rack? It does limit your choices, but maybe that’s okay for some gardeners.
I have all my seeds. I tossed all the packets into a big basket, though, so I need to to sort and organize them so I don’t forget about any of them. I’ll list them on a spreadsheet so I can keep track of them and compare the current lists to previous years. When I do this, I can also see what might be missing, although looking at my basket of seeds, it is hard for anyone to imagine that I need more seeds. (No, I will not embarrass myself by posting a picture of said basket of seed packets.)
I’ll start sowing tomato and pepper seeds inside later this week and next weekend, on the 17th, I’ll sow peas, spinach, and lettuce seeds outside directly in the garden.
Then if there is time, I’ll watch my favorite basketball team play in the tournament, probably while organizing my seeds.