So this last weekend it was suppose to be 80 and sunny both days (and it was), so my plan was to get our seedlings in the ground. I thought it would be a great way for Sara and I to spend Mother's Day together doing something fun...but that didn't cost me much (or anything). Well, I ended up having the flu instead. So much for plan A!
So on to plan B, which was to plant the garden last night. Sara and I got home a little earlier than normal because she had her parent-teacher conferences, so I had to leave work early. Sara and I spent a little more than an hour in the garden putting all the plants in neat little rows and make sure we watered them well. Plan B complete!
After that it was inside for dinner, bath, and bed time. Of course I had a million things to do having done nothing over the weekend, so at 9pm I finally sit down and when I turn on the TV its the news....and more importantly, the weather! And what is the guy saying, we're under spring storm warning. Its going to be cold and wet, it might even snow, and to cover your plants. Are you kidding me?!?!? Time to think of plan B, version 2!
I call my boyfriend, who has been super helpful and supportive during this whole gardening adventure. At this point, it is OUR garden as I see it. Its just in my yard. He's put in just as much, and probably more, work than I have. He's helped me pick the seeds, prep the garden, and answered all my questions when I didn't know what to do. He's got a much greener thumb than I do. I ask him what's the best way to cover the plants, and he just says he'll come over and help me out so it doesn't take to long. It took us about an hour in the dark with flashlights, plastic sheeting, boxes, and pieces of 2x4...and of course it started to rain before we were done.
I meant to take a picture of the little "tent" we made for the garden, but I didn't have time this morning. I will try to do that tonight and stick it on the blog so that you can all see. His handy work is really quite impressive...especially since it was dark and wet!
Now I'm just praying that some of the plants will make it through the next 24 to 48 hrs. I expect to lose some, but hopefully not all of them. And like my boyfriend said, if they die we'll just buy plants instead of starting again from seeds. I do have a few seedlings left in my house that didn't fit in the garden, so I have a few replacements. Hopefully I won't need them...that's the plan anyway! Got to love Colorado spring weather!