#WeekendCoffeeShare – More Garden Preparations and Thoughts on a Rainy Day


Good morning! Welcome to #WeekendCoffeeShare, thank you for joining me on this Spring Equinox Eve-Eve. Grab a drink, a seat, and let’s chat.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you it is incredible how just a day of 50-degrees temperature plus an overnight rainstorm can melt all the snow in my garden. Yep, my garden is now officially snow-free thanks to the magical water from the sky. ๐Ÿ˜„

Unfortunately, my soil is far from ready. After that 50-degree day, the temperature fell back to the 40’s for the high and 20’s for the low, thus, returning the soil back to its previous frozen state. Thankfully, I managed to pull all the mulch away from the soil on two of my raised beds on the 50-degree day to allow the soil to warm up more quickly, I say hopefully. ๐Ÿคž

if we were having coffee, I would tell you I’ve begun bringing my cold-hardy seedlings outside this week.

I must get them used to the sun before planting them in the ground though that’s no doubt still a ways away. According to the weather forecast, the high will remain in the high 40’s and the lows in the high 20’s for the next 10 days. So, yeah, a long ways away.

Today is my broccoli seedlings’ 6 weeks birthday. They were born on February 11, 2023. Happy Birthday to these guys! ๐ŸŽ‚

They’re having a tough time adjusting to the great outdoors, most likely due to their age. Each time I brought it outside, its leaves would begin to droop after an hour. The other plants seem fine, even the lettuce aren’t droopy like the broccoli.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you it was very rainy on the day I headed into the office this week. Thankfully, it was not raining hard during my commute, just misting. The song “Desperado” by The Eagle came on during my drive and I thought it was the perfect song for that rainy day. Do you think so?

I immediately turned it up, thankful I was alone, because mom would’ve muted the music and either complain or talk about things I don’t care or understand.

I had to use the emergency umbrella I’ve kept in my car that day when I had to head out to do a work errand.

It was pouring outside.

Usually, an umbrella is not applicable in Utah rain because wind is always involved and even with an umbrella, the rain would be blowing into your face. That day, however, an umbrella was applicable as the rain was falling down, not into my face.

The photo is the view from my walk to do my work errand. Across the street is the under-construction Temple Square.

Finally, I would tell you I was once again busy on Thursday during those precious hours when mom were in the office and I was home alone. I filled another 2 six-cell trays with soil and decided to sow some peas and try out some potato seeds.

I hope I will get to go to the nursery today – as they don’t open on Sundays – to get some blackberry transplants and seed potatoes. There’s a difference between seed potatoes and potato seeds. Seed potatoes are real sprouting potatoes while potato seeds are seeds from a potato flower. To tell you the truth, I only have about a 50% confidence in potato seeds. It’s merely an experiment. I think planting seed potatoes are a safer bet.

#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you back here next weekend.

15 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – More Garden Preparations and Thoughts on a Rainy Day

  1. Hi! Your post is so refreshing and inspiring given that spring is finally here. Happy birthday to your broccoli seedlings! Iโ€™m curious, do you have any tips for introducing young plants to the great outdoors? Iโ€™m a novice gardener myself and would love to hear some of your techniques.

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    1. Thank you. Spring is such a hopeful and refreshing season especially after the long enduring winter.
      I’m a novice gardener, too. ๐Ÿ˜Š This is only my second gardening season.
      As for introducing plants outdoor, I’d say take it slow and keep a close eye. The younger the seedling, the easier the process will be. For the older seedlings, the process must be done slowly. I’ve been putting them outside for one hour on the first day and then increase by one hour on subsequent days until you feel they’re okay outside. Hope that helps.

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  2. It’s so exciting to read about your gardening plans. We have tons of snow still and I have to force myself to not start everything right now. I did start some green onions and winter squash indoors today. I am going to wait a little with the rest. Have a wonderful new week. Happy Gardening!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. I, too, had to force myself to delay sowing this year. Right now, my seedling shelf is full of cold-hardy things. My mom was telling me to start tomatoes yesterday (suddenly she’s in a hurry), and I told her I don’t start tomatoes until after April 1 but this year, I might even need to push to April 15 because of the weather. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hi Gary, I’m getting there, probably a few more seasons and I can plant more confidently but I probably still won’t call myself an expert. ๐Ÿ˜€ Being this is only my second season and given all my knowledge have come from books, podcast, and YouTube videos, I guess I can earn an upgrade from newbie to beginner.

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