With all the boxes in, Iâ€™m now not safe at garden centers. I have so much time! I should buy more, more, more! Actually, Iâ€™ve been pretty restrained, all things considered. I found some really cheap but healthy looking stuff at Walmart, and potted them up. In particular, a red scarlet clematis is now potted up and under lights. Iâ€™m trying to revive the fuschia from last year, but it looks deader than a doornail to me, so I think that was a waste of time.
The cilantro that I started from seed is coming up nicely, and makes the whole basement smell spectacular. Frankâ€™s been installing drip irrigation for the boxes, which feels absolutely luxurious. You mean Iâ€™m not going to have to pull each box to the ground to water them, and then haul them all back up onto the shelves? I can hardly believe it. He says he gets hungry working down there, though, smelling the cilantro.