I went to a seed swap last weekend. I met some super cool folks. Feasted on some delicious grub. Shot the shit. Greedily traded seeds and gardening super secrets. Thus, my freaky gardening head was reared, and now my seeding obsession cannot be tamed.
(I also met a movie star at the seed swap, which is ironic considering that I just moved from movie-star-laden California and had never even seen one before -- ok, I saw Drew Barrymore once, but that was in Vegas.)
Unfortunately, it is now early fall and I'm way behind in terms of seeding a fall garden. But this does not deter me, NO. Instead, I went off the deep end and ordered Christmas lights to keep my seedlings warm in the depths of freezing temperatures. Green Christmas lights, to be exact, because plants cannot see green light so this way, they will be warmed against the Fall frosts and Winter chill but not be thrown off by unwelcome nighttime light and do strange things like flower before I'm ready for them to.
When temperatures are predicted to be too low for my garden's comfort, I have a long piece of visqueen at the ready to tuck my plants in and keep them warm. What a way to baby something that you're just going to chow down on in a month or two. Poor unsuspecting plants.
Also, I've talked about the rocks before. Now you can see the fruits of my laborious labors. All those rocks are being used elsewhere now as decorative garden bed edging. Because we can't have haphazard garden edges now can we?