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Busy all day. That's got to burn a lot of calories, right?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Busy busy today. Graded the last of a set of literature papers. Then I went outside. Too nice to sit in here grading. Measured and secured the drip tape for the northwest plot. Got each one 30" apart. Then I started planting. Seeded 12 double-rows (60') of broccoli raab, spicy greens, Red Russian kale for cutting, a "wild kale" bed, 4 kinds of spinach, radishes, beets, carrots, baby lettuces, and carrots.

Feels so good to accomplish a lot of work. Next will be transplanting lettuce heads, then getting the northeast plot ready for brassica transplants (cabbage family). Same deal -- drip tape, but also some fabric row cover for part of it, to help keep weeds down in this area where I leave the plants all season. I'm going to try some microclover under some of it, though, to see how it does for weed suppression, whether or not it competes too much with the plants OR whether the nitrogen it releases helps them a lot.

Not doing my regular running yet, but on days like this, I don't think I need it! Ate reasonably. That's my goal right now -- eating reasonably. Gotta start where you are.

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  • THEFIRESPIRAL
    I need to get on setting up a garden before it's too late! Thanks for the reminder!
    1245 days ago
  • HAPPYGIRL1000
    it is so great that you are gardening and growing your own vegetables! I am in an apartment but will have some herbs and maybe a vegetable added to the plants on my windowsill and a family member has kindly agreed to let me have a garden at their property this year. :) emoticon
    1247 days ago
  • PAMDAQTPI
    That sounds incredible! I wish I had the space to grow my own vegetables. Don't stress not running, gardening is hard work.
    1249 days ago
  • GINGERHAWK
    This made me hungry - those veggies sound wonderful and, yes, all that activity throughout the course of your day definitely burned some calories!
    1250 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    What a great way to fit in some exercise and stress relief. Working outside is so good for the mind, body and soul.
    1250 days ago
  • HEALTHY4ME
    Great day! me I think OMG my aching back! I can barely bend over in the morning to put my socks on, some days it brings tears to my eyes, have walked the dog in slip on shoes ad no socks.... HUGS and you will be fit and healthy in no time now that you are busy outside again!
    1250 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    That's definitely a busy day!
    1250 days ago
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