It takes me forever to get organized these days, ever since I had our littlest homesteader my body just hasn't felt right and with Spring here or attempting to be here my work load is piling up.
I have been busily planting, charting and trying to make sure I have everything I need in order to start the rest of my plants in the next week. Not to mention packing, yes you read that right packing! Currently we are walking on a tightrope as I like to put it, we really don't know if we are coming or going. We have one last person to see about a house in the next two weeks and if that doesn't work out we will be searching over the summer in order to move at the end of season. I have to say I really love this area as the people are so kind and helpful but we have to find a home suitable for our large family. So to make it easier on me I am packing everything we won't need over the summer months.
So while everything is up in the air and Mother Nature has no clue what she is doing my house is turning into a greenhouse in order to ensure all my plants survive! I am finding myself getting so frustrated as one day it's beautiful and the next we are getting snow. I understand I can't start planting till the end of May early June but I am eager to get outdoors and play in the dirt, instead of playing with dirt in my living area.
So so far this season I have green, orange and mixed bell peppers started, jalapeño and cayenne peppers planted, my eggplant is finally starting to pop up, my tomatoes are growing and my Brussels sprouts are starting to poke out of the dirt! Now my only issue is lighting, I have had to purchase a few lights to hang so my seedlings don't stretch so tall for sunlight. Heat isn't a problem as the wood stove is always burning keeping them nice and warm.
As the month quickly passes by i am trying to make sure I have all my seeds started but at the same time make sure they are not going to mature faster then I anticipate. Last years late frost makes me very unsure of timing for this years crops and the weather we have been getting makes me even more unsure. I keep joking with my hubby that we are going to need to build a giant greenhouse and grow in it all summer long if this weather keeps up.