I just put in an on-line seed order for far more than I really meant to…
Only, I received a newsletter from a shop where all seeds are 25% off today and today only, so I went a bit bad. Peas, beans – and more beans and then some beans – brassicas, annuals, biennials and perennials…
Most are fairly happy-go-lucky seeds, though, that just needs to be thrown in the ground in spring and covered with a bit of soil. It’s really only the dahlias that will require a bit of propagation before I transplant them outside, but then the year I sowed them in the apartment and planted them out in the old Flâneur Garden they really made such an impact that I think it will be worth it.
I have, of course, not a clue where everything will go yet. I need to start planning that in spring. Though there IS a dedicated vegetable patch, so most of the vegetables will end up there, as well as some of the perennials that need to be grown on before they can really hold their own in low-maintenance flower beds.
I’ve also started harvesting from the garden in the courtyard of my present apartment building… Marigold seeds are currently drying in a bowl on my table, and I keep an eye on the nasturtium seeds to make sure I get them when they’re ripe. Oh, and there are some sedums that I should really take cuttings from before it’s too late… (Yes, my temporary apartment really does have a wonderful courtyard! It feels like a garden…)
It’s nice to think that even a temporary residence like this tiny apartment can yield a legacy that I will carry with me into my new garden.
Anyway, one month from today I’ll get the keys to the house – and free reign over the garden!
One month… That isn’t such a very long time, is it? (Yes, it absolutely is…)