Let's all have a moment of silence, please.
Yes, fellow gardeners, six lettuce plants and all 16 onion plants have gone to the great compost heap in the sky. Damn weird new england weather did them in with a real hard freeze a few weeks ago.
Because of this I kept my carrots inside an extra two weeks, I'll plant them and the second batch of lettuce this weekend. Better not freeze again or I'll have to have a sit-down with the global warming people.
My garlic is doing spectacular! I cannot wait for fresh home-grown garlic. Yummy! I have three tomato plants ready for transplant into containers. They are about 6" tall and growing well inside. My pepper plants are a little stunted, I'll be putting them out in a month or 6 weeks. I just checked and the tomatoes were already supposed to go out, good thing I didn't with the cold weather. they'd be dead too.
This gardening thing is a lot harder than it seems it should be. Good thing I'm practicing now, and not when my life and the lives of others are depending on the produce. Although you never know, I might need the garden to survive.
I need to get off my ass and build a 1' x 4' section of SFG to house my herbs. I got oregano, basil, dill, chives, and sage to grow. I got to figure out when to plant them too. A gardener's work is never done.
I got some more preps shipped to me today. I got a nifty light Gerber multitool, two of the maxpedition bags and a cheap wool blanket from LAPoliceGear.com. This is the second or third order I've made with them and have had zero problems. I get their e-mail newsletter and every now and then I put in an order. Their closeout section cannot be beat for prices. Their normal gear seems a little pricey, but maybe because the closeouts are so cheap.
I've been dealing with another online retailer out of Vermont, and I'm pissed that the MOLLE M14 magazine pouches have been out for about six fucking weeks now. Their customer service is for shit, no e-mail notifications nothing. Only way I find out what's going on is to call them up and ask "WTF is going on with my order?"Needless to say, I'll be shopping somewhere else next time.
I ordered a shitload of stuff through the club, and it should all be coming in soon. 5000 shotgun primers, 150# of #8 shot, 10# of 00 buckshot, Pistol powder and 4# of my H4895 powder for my rifles. And 1000 CCI military primers so I won't slam-fire. I've only did it once, but they were cheap enough so why not?
Well it's Bruins time again, Sox are on too, if this rain can hold off. I hope everyone's doing well out there, I hope this summer isn't as bad as I fear it will be.