I Have Baby Tomatoes In Less Than A Week

I planted 19 varieties of eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes Thursday, now Monday, I have baby beefsteaks sprouted already. I hope everything I planted thrives. When it snows outside like it has this weekend, this gives me hope of a green future. I need to make room under my grow lights. I have a heat mat on my piano bench that is not near the grow lights. I need more lights. I have tons of seeds, mostly left over from last year and years prior. I did buy more, I can’t stop myself.

Ebay Rant

some kind of milkweed?

I have been busy the last few weeks and have not listed anything on ebay, except for some items for my boyfriend. I tried to list some postcards today, or at least make drafts, now that I finally got my new computer to recognize my printer/scanner. In the past I scan the front and back of one postcard then try to throw up a quick draft on ebay so I can delete what I just scanned. I do it that way so I don’t mix up which one I am doing at the moment or mismatch the fronts and backs. I am not sure if it is a stroke brain thing or my scanner app is totally shit thing, but I get confused too easy on what order the postcards are. Back to my rant EBAY IS CHANGING THEIR LISTING TOOL AGAIN!!! FFS!!! it is taking me longer and more frustrated, I barely got the front and back of one postcard on draft and only managed to rotate one and I give up. I was also reminded of how shitty their only two choices that come up to list postcards is shit too…Ebay is constantly trying to be something else and I just want to scream. I have sold about 2 or 3 postcards in the last 90 days…I am wondering what kind of videos I can make to show my postcards since they will be allowing videos on the listing tool soon.

I don’t want to try etsy because I am not going to pay to list my stuff, some of the postcards I sold the last year have been listed for almost 10 years. The listing fees would accumulate to more than anyone would buy a postcard for.

In other my calming news, my wildflower container is ready to bloom it’s second type of wildflowers. (not in the above pic, that was from a walk) The zinnias that I did not plant are blooming out front. I planted some in the middle of my wildflower container but mine are still puny. I will give them a little miracle grow this week after the storms are over. I decided if my bloom this year I will add zinnias to my list to plant every year. The county finished the garden in the apartment lot. It has tomatoes, peppers, swiss chard, some sort of cucurbits (nothing is labeled) and a few rows of radishes. Someone (not sure who) put a religious sign in it. I am not religious, and seeing the sign makes me want to puke.

When my granddaughter was here we saw some baltimore orioles. I purchased some bird feeders and put the oriole orange colored one out. I have not seen them since. I still need to put up another pole to hang the other feeders off. I don’t want them close to my patio since I think it would attract mice and squirrels.

I was kicked off Twitter Again

Last years’s container garden

I had over 17,100 followers. I was on it everyday when I was not banned. I learned to spend less time on there because it did take away precious time from real life. The good things I will miss about twitter was sharing many animal rescue petitions, ebay listings for both myself (and my bf since I list some things for him) and my daughter (she is trying to start a new vintage resale biz), #StrokeAwarenessMonth posts, some of the people I followed were wonderful and famous like Stella Parton, Stephen King, Patricia Arquette. Mostly I spent more time on twitter trying to get rid of donald dump from the political scene. Who would have ever thought that such a loser would be one of the leaders of a horrible hate Kult? His followers are either brainwashed or just as horribly deplorable people as his racist, rapist, grifting lying family. If you are one of his fans, please stop following me. WordPress is for now my soapbox whilst (I have been watching a lot of foreign youtube and netflix) my Twitter account goes through the appeal process which is far less just than American justice.

Things in real life I will be hopefully spending more time on is my container garden (I live in an apartment). I asked the apartment manager last year if I could use part of the expansive lawn (that no one uses) to build a raised bed. She looked at me like I lost my f*cking mind, before she quickly said no. She told me to plant in the narrow space between the lawn and building that gets mostly pelted with rain coming off the part of the roof without gutters. Also, I was to do this in front of other peoples patio’s and windows? Excuse me I respect people’s private space as I hope others stay the F away from my windows too. So this year I have tiny seedlings I started, last year I started earlier and they grew bigger by this time. I have added a few more grow lights but my only two window spaces face northwest…mostly north. I have my bee waterer set out (shown above in last years pic) and I might make a second one this year that perhaps could also be a bird bath. Why are bird baths so expensive? I like the concrete ones but they are too heavy for me. I would love to hang my bird feeder farther out in the “lawn”, but I am not allowed to block the path of the person paid to mow the grass so short he scrapes dirt. There are good things and bad things about this years garden possibilities. Bad is the place I got some amazing geraniums and other plants is out of business, they planned on retiring before covid and their place sold last year. Good is my son and daughter in law said I could do some container gardening on their land. Bad is I don’t know if I have enough time and money to plant all the seedlings I started. Oh well, at least I am not totally banned from gardening too. Now I need to have 17,000 followers on wordpress.

I started my 2021 Garden!

This year I added a metal planter to the 5 big pots I had outside my patio. It still sits empty as I am going to fill it with veggies and basil that I started indoors. They are still acclimating to being outside by living on my screened patio. I also need to mix up more potting soil, I am using coco coir that I need to hydrate first and adding equal parts of cow manure compost and ready made potting soil. Once I get the outdoor plants ready, I will take some to the community garden plot that I got this year. I worked just a few days there, I broke my chair and almost killed myself by dragging my cart through the grass. I hope to work at it smarter not harder, it needs a lot more work and my body can only do a little.