Someone left the seeds out in the rain….

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…and I don’t think I can take it, ’cause it too so long to rake it, and I’ll never have the energy again… (You are supposed to sing that to MacArthur Park, for those of you who are old enough to remember the song, and sing it with great drama, please!)

Yes, I left my seeds out in the rain, though only 4 kinds of beets, 2 kinds of carrots, arugula, spinach, rainbow orach, red orach, and a few other random things. I don’t think I can dry them out, because they are pretty soaked, so I am going to put them where the tomatoes or basil where going to go, and just keep those things going in pots until there space becomes available.

I had already sown the aforementioned seeds. Maybe I had gotten a little too excited with my fancy symmetrical kitchen garden plan and sowed my seeds a little early. I am going to throw some fabric that I bought last year to warm my melons and hope for the best.

My flower seedlings are growing with irrational exuberance. Almost a second set of leaves on many of them, yet they don’t know they don’t have a second home set up yet.

About the Author

Until recently, Rosemarie Hanson gardened in the alkaline soil of New York’s North Country. Now she gardens in the Finger Lakes region of NY, where the soil is acid and the deer are a plague! She is particularly interested in fragrant plants, old garden roses, tulips, gardening for kids, and kitchen gardens.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Chan S. April 14, 2004, 11:58 pm

…oh, nooooo! (Sorry, my voice doesn’t go quite as high as Richard Harris’s.) 😀