Gardening…By the light of the silvery moon

by Jenny Peterson on February 11, 2013

in Gardening Tips

So it gets a little crazy around our casa sometimes — between the Hunky Fiance’s schedule, my schedule, our new dog Pip and my finishing up my book with Kylee , it leaves little time for us to sit around wondering what to do. A couple of weeks ago, his work plans got scrapped because of rain, so we grabbed Pip and hopped over to The Great Outdoors nursery to buy some vegetable transplants. We have a year-round growing season here in Austin, so we needed to add to our veggie garden.

Fast forward a few hours–HF got a call from a client who needed a quick irrigation repair, so he says to me, “Let’s plant the veggies when I get home.”

“But you won’t be home til it’s dark, probably.”

“Yeah, but I have headlamps.”

“Hmm. It’s going to be in the upper 30′s.”

“Bundle up!”

So on went the headlamps and the 5 layers of clothes.

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You’ll have to excuse the grainy iPhone pics, but dang, we had fun!

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We gathered our plants and tools and got to work.

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 Yep, that’s me putting in little broccoli plants with my frozen fingers.

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Brett even put in a trellis for the sweet peas.

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It’s all planted! Cauliflower, broccoli, parsley, potatoes, artichoke, chives, sweet peas and some winter greens.

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Not quite done screwing around with my goofy iPhone shots, though. I can’t believe we did it — we were so cold we came in and made hot toddies. But when you love gardening and want to get your veggies in, you gotta do what you gotta do! I’m pleased to say that everything is growing well and that I can already see the orange and purple cauliflower forming (I got those for the sheer fun of it) — the only problem we’re having is with flea beetles, but that’s another post. Anyway, Garden On, my friends — and don’t let weather, or even light, keep you from doing what you love.

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Ken February 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Gosh isnt landscaping in the dark dangerous? What is the biggest project youve done in the dark?

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