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9 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

What is in your garden?

 

So far, snow 😄 A bunch more of it yesterday.  They apparently don't allow booking plots until April.  We're in the border of zone 4b/5a.  We're going to start some indoor stuff in advance though.  I had some fairly light plans but Mark would like to plant All The Things, which is cool.  Going to run it past Heidi (for those of you who would remember her) for advice on companion planting and fertilizer(s).   We will have 3  4'x8' plots, each bounded by wood.  Apparently minimally mauled by wildlife last year.  He's had plots here for several years running.  I'm just joining in. 

 

The plan is:

  • green beans - he likes them
  • beets
  • sugar snap peas - grew quite well last year and we both love them
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • brussel sprouts
  • cucumbers
  • squash - Sweet dumpling (my fav) - I will get them started early in peat pots. 
  • green onions
  • cherry tomatoes - I have some in the space garden that we may just transplant out there
  • spinach - also in a tray in my apartment
  • garlic
  • chives, cilantro, oregano - maybe just at our respective places though
  • yellow/white/red onions - Maybe?
  • green/yellow/red peppers - these did not grow last year for either of us but maybe try again
  • flowers - we both have some seeds so why not?

 

Between us we have the seeds for most of these. 

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Mixed day, I got a lot done but did not get to kettlebell.  It's late and I could theoretically do it but I need to sleep soon.  Got distracted by a few emergencies today.  I regret nothing but I also should have managed my time better.  I will try and get to KB tomorrow after work. 

  • Cally's blood sugar was perfect today.  5.1.  She is a very good kitty who even forgave me fairly soon after, with the aid of treat bribery. 
  • The garden plans now have a spreadsheet, courtesy of Mark.  It's very in character 😄
  • The space garden has the first forming tomato!!!  Super excited about that.  I've manually pollinated it with a paint brush.  Hopefully that's enough.
  • Ate good food this week
  • Too many sweets still
  • Only 2 KB workouts, but that's one more than last week. 
  • Slowed down on apartment cleaning.  Got the dusting and lots of dishes though.  Basic maintenance stuff is handled. 
  • My knit cowl is almost finished.  

 

@Kishi - got that meat replacement you mentioned.  It is also wheat and soy free so is safe!  The ground "beef" is comparably priced to Beyond Meat, but the burger pair is oddly $2 more for the same mass. 

 

There is now a market stall for mushrooms.  This means that I can get all my root veg, really good fresh mushrooms, and baked goods from a GF bakery each weekend at the market.  Micro-greens from a local organic place and free-range eggs from a friend's mom.  I stocked up on safe lentils from an online source.  Feeling pretty good about food choices (other than sweets) right now.  Enriched chocolate oat milk is pretty awesome and now means I can have chocolate milk again.  There weren't any local brands that were for certain safe.

 

Want to try this next: 

 

That said, replacement cheese options are fucking awful.  I suspect cheese is not leaving my diet. 

 

We started playing a Pathfinder game and it's lots of fun so far.  I'm playing a Dryad (Half elf/Arboreal) fey-type sorcerer.  Good stuff. 

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11 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR SPACE GARDEN. I didn't realize you were space gardening.

 

I got one at the office Christmas party, somewhat oddly.  I love it!!  It's one of these.  It currently has 2 tomato plants blooming all over the place, 3 happily producing basil plants, 2 wild strawberry plants (one of which started to develop blossoms this morning!), and 2 lettuce cups just started.  They do need to be manually pollinated with a little pant brush since pollinators aren't in my apartment.  That's fine. 

 

One each of the tomato and strawberry cups failed so I replaced them with lettuce.  I have no real use for lettuce, but the pods came with it.  Ehhh. 

 

From all reports, I can move some of the plants out to separate pots later so I may use it as an incubator.  The herb is doing really well.  Will get a pic after work maybe. 

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That is a highly attractive space garden, and an awesome selection of stuff.

 

I'm also not a huge lettuce fan, but the stuff I grow myself is miles better than what's in the store, so I can do a bit. I do like salad, I just hate store lettuce. If/when you start adding your own seed to pods, bok choi loves these things. I'm really increasing my bok choi this round.

 

I'm reserving a section of mine as an incubator, although not the pods so much as the lights. I don't have a greenhouse, I've had mixed luck with the garden greenhouse, but I do have perfectly regulated greenhouse conditions.

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13 hours ago, Teirin said:

@Kishi - got that meat replacement you mentioned.  It is also wheat and soy free so is safe!  The ground "beef" is comparably priced to Beyond Meat, but the burger pair is oddly $2 more for the same mass. 

 

Aw, yeah, should have mentioned that that was a thing. Not all of Lightlife's stuff is, but they've branched out into non-allergenic meatless alternatives. I do find their pricing decisions a little weird, but right now I'm not in a position to complain.

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Got kettlebell in tonight, but was otherwise utterly useless. 

 

In good foot news:  the nails managed grow over the end of both toes instead of further into it.  It's still way too wide but that's something. 

 

Made excellent food last night.  This was needed.  Lunch was so boring I was a bit depressed.  Food is better than that. 

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Have been bad.  i was doing well, until I wasn't.  Food is good, apartment is immaculate. Seriously, who asks to do a home inspection for a potential building purchase during a fucking pandemic?  I offered to do a video tour for them instead as I am down with the latest office cold.  It was accepted. 

 

I have more seeds!  Planting, soon.

 

I was doing well with workouts.  mentioned it to someone who had been asking about that, and promptly fell off doing them. Tomorrow.  Cleaning all afternoon ate all of my energy today and I feel more sick than yesterday now. 

 

Mostly doing ok with this whole pandemic thing, but it's pushing a lot of my anxiety buttons and I have retreated into reading old comfortable things and new slice of life things to calm my brain down.  Super worried about all of the people with health conditions and seniors. 

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On 3/15/2020 at 10:51 PM, Teirin said:

mentioned it to someone who had been asking about that, and promptly fell off doing them

I've had a similar pattern lately :( 

feel better soon!

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If grappling has taught me anything, it's that things go well until they don't, and sometimes you just gotta roll with it until you can begin to move toward a place of advantage again.

 

Take care of yourself. Do what movement will make you feel better - it can help your immunity, up to a point, in the right dosage if you're in the right state for it.

 

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