- Oct 2, 2021
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I've started making my garden plans during harvest season for the same reason. It all looks so easy on paper...I've actually got a strategy in mind for my early peppers. Every single year without fail I *WAY* over plant pepper seeds. Probably because it's the first seeds to get started and all my gardening oompah is in full swing after having been forced into winter dormancy. Right now, I still have some good sense about me after having planted yet again a much too full greenhouse of plants, like over a hundred in a wee 8 X 12 and having to look after it all through a scorching summer (using a water pump and travelling hoses). By the time I get to that point, the fun is draining out as a result of my spring over exuberance. So, I think I can better limit myself starting now with memories of massive and extensive watering fresh in my memory. It doesn't help I'm a pathetic and hopeless thinner. I do it, but never enough and all those excess plants wind up being kept instead of tossed when I can't find homes for them. I also made sure - yes, I 'm hopeless - to plant like 3 seeds or less. (Why I had little clumps come up in the pots I don't know?)
I really want to enjoy my greenhouse in a leisurely way, with some actual space between the pots for once! And not wind up looking at it like a huge chore, which is the cycle I've gotten myself into since having it built. 'Less is more' - tough one for me...