We are starting our seeds…or some of them today. The ones that need to be transplants before we put them outside, are slowly being planted in small containers. We use fruit cups or tiny yogurt containers and punch holes in the bottom. We use starter mix as this form of medium as it is not as dense as potting soil. If the seeds sit for a long time in wet soil they will rot. This size is ideal for the wee seeds. The three type of seeds we are concerned with today are Chervil, Hamburg Parsley and Poached Egg Plants. These seeds were sent to us from the Flowery Prose blog. Cheryl lives in Alberta so our climates are similar.
Sunflower…does not take long to start sprouting and grows huge quickly so we will leave it till the last.
Chervil or Anthriscus cerefolium is similar to parsley. The leaves have a mild aniseed taste. Chervil has medicinal and culinary uses. In French cuisine, it is one of the four herbs, along with chives, tarragon, and parsley, which make up the delicate bouquet “fines herbes”.Hamburg Parsley or Petroselinum crispum. Germination may take up to three weeks. Hamburg parsley is grown for its parsnip like root but the leaves can be used as well because they taste like parsley. It takes 3 to 4 months for Hamburg Parsley to mature.
Poached Egg Plant: or Limnanthes douglasiiThe poached egg plant is an annual that is easy to grow and is recommended for children to grow as they are getting used to the thrill of gardening..The plant usually bears white flowers with yellow centers, hence the name “poached egg plant”,
We have started the transplants for this summer….at least some of them. We plant the transplants outside in the first or second week of June when any chance of night frost has passed. You know I could jump in the tray and play scatter the dirt. MOL Oh My…did I say that out loud? I don’t know what came over me. I even look guilty.
Have a spring like day. May the clouds pee all over you! MOL. Good grief, what makes me say these things?
1. A book I would like to see made into a movie is ...THE WARRIOR SAGA . THERE ARE FOUR PEEPS THAT WRITE THE BOOKS AND USE THE PSEUDONYM ERIN GREY. THE STORIES ARE ABUNDANT AND JERK ON YOUR EMOTIONS AS ONE DOES GET ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS.TAKE A PEEK AT THE WARRIOR BOOKS AT http://www.warriorcats.com/books.
2. If I could afford a billboard, it would say: Then we’d watch peeps feel guilty for not hugging their cat before they left the house. MOL
My turn Shoko. Take it away Kali.
3. I have a hard time SHARING my salmon treats. They are so good. I do share though….mom makes me.
4. I really enjoy …..SUN PUDDLES. THEY ARE VERY HARD TO FIND AT THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT WE KEEP LOOKING.
NELLIE FOUND ONE…ISN’T THIS A HAPPY MEMORY?
That was a fun Fill-In, thank you ladies.
A guiding candle can make all the difference to those struggling.
Mom and I weighed in this morning to start my, what would it be…it’s not a diet but a being conscious of how much I eat. I know, this will be My SHOKO ALERT. We only have to weigh in once a week. Then mom and I headed downstairs for my exercise wearing my tiger vest. Well, mom headed down to the basement, I was very slow and followed 10 minutes later. I mince along like a little old lady in a hurry. Dad laughed at me…..I was so embarrassed….I gave him the evil eye like only I can do.
After our jaunt about the basement we headed upstairs. Well, mom headed upstairs and I slowly followed. It was time for Kali’s ointment for the patch of fur she’s scratched out. Mom this is a really bad picture. You should take a picture BEFORE you put the ointment on. Now it looks like a wet and messy part of her fur. Actually the bare spot is about the size of 4 silver dollars. It’s a big patch. Kali was very good and even rolled on the side so she couldn’t scratch the bare patch.
It’s very cold here again. The water outside is starting to freeze except on one side so the hotel clients can still get water. Not much of a sign of cats nor peeps.
Keep bundled up my friends and see ya on the flip side of cold.
May your ducks be in a row and your…
Hey Shoko…..I just heard Nellie’s been sick, really ill. What? My Nellie….the queen of The Cat From Hell? Geez, how is she now, Kali? I think she is a bit better. What can we do for our fellow Canuck that will cheer her up? I know Kali….how about if we have her up for a visit? It’s awful cold up here, Shoko. She’s certainly not used to the cold anymore what with living in the banana belt of BC. We can keep her warm inside and I know she’d love to see the hotel guests. She can hiss or stick out her tongue at them. It’ll be fun. We have to ask her mom first Shoko and then do whatever her mom thinks is right. Let’s call Nellie and tell her of our plan.
Hello? Is this you, Nellie…The Cat From Hell’s queen? It’s mes. This must be Shoko from the north? Ya, MOL. How are you feelin’ Nellie? Mes is better but not on top of things. We even got a picture of you here on the phone. You are lookin’ real good to us girlfriend. Kali is with me and we wanted to know how you feel about visiting with us for a bit? Mes never been way up there. Mes want to go visit you and Kali. I must tell mom but she’ll want to know how we’ll get there. I have a magic carpet which makes the ride in seconds. You won’t have the chance to get cold.Mes excited but mommy must be told and it depends on her. I’ll ask her tonight Shoko and let you know. Sounds good Nellie. Really build it up Nellie so she’ll feel guilty saying no. You know, use the tricks you taught me in Cat From Hell classes. MOL, good memory Shoko. Tuttees Shoko…Ring my chimes Nellie…MOL..Mew later.