Simple Moodlings \'sim-pѳl 'mϋd-ѳl-ings\ n: 1. modest meanderings of the mind about living simply and with less ecological impact; 2. "long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering" (Brenda Ueland) of the written kind; 3. spiritual odds and ends inspired by life, scripture, and the thoughts of others
It's been almost a month since my spring planting started, so I thought I'd take you on a little tour of our back forty (square feet)... here's what you see from outside our green room. Grow lights, and some growing things...
64 tomato plants and two jalapeno peppers, to be exact.
The leeks are coming along...
but our lettuce experiment isn't much of a success.
It's so leggy, I'm doubting we'll ever get a real salad...
So this morning I planted some in our outdoor cold frame, too.
Below is a little Moscow Heirloom tomato plant, seed saved since 1949.
Yummy orange tomatoes in three months.
The tall ones below are Li'l Rubes, named for a dear neighbour
who gave me the seed. Lovely little round red tomatoes,
twice the size of cherry tomatoes.
And below is an Orange Russian. Seed saved from the late 1800s.
I love our green room. You can find me out there every morning, talking to and watering
the plants, brushing them with my hands to make their stalks strong.
I'm delighted with how God makes things grow. Aren't you?