I have shot myself in the foot ‘again’.
I can’t lay blame on anyone else(damn-it).
I’m lucky enough to have a NWS(National Weather Service) MESONET site located only 4 miles south of my tiny garden. That site records all kinds of useful information like high/low daily temperatures, rain fall, soil temperatures and much more. All of which I can access via my computer.
In my usual hast to plant what I know is warm long growing season garden seed. Last weekend I planted my black eye pea patch. As of to day nothing has sprouted.
I took by best soup spoon from the kitchen, went into my tiny garden and dug up a few seeds. My heart sank in disgust. The seeds have started to decompose, the soil is to damp and cold to germinate black eyed peas.
When all else fails, read the instructions. I checked the MESONET site and my soil temperature is still holding steady at about 60 degrees. 10 to 15 degrees to cold for things like black eyed peas, okra, tomato’s and summer squash to germinate.
In another 10 or 15 days I will Re-plant my peas, plant my okra and put out my tomato seedlings. By that time I ‘should’ have my drip irrigation line staked and plumbed with the correct hose attachment connectors.
Grin … On the delicious side I have invited the largest of the rooster chicks to be my guest of honor at Sunday dinner. He will dress about the size to those high priced supermarket Cornish game hens. Just the right size for an old guys dinner.
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