Daily Archives: 05.16.2012

Growing Sideways

This week, le jardin got moved off of the bench in the living room and out onto the patio.

I never thought this day would come.  Except for when I did.

Can we all just take a moment to give thanks for another year where I planted things on finished wood that we can’t rip out and managed to avoid ruining it?


Some people might prefer to harden-off their plants over a progression of days.

My beef with that concept:

  • I have no desire to wrangle plants in and out-of-doors on a daily basis.  This would be akin to having a pet.  There is a reason we don’t have…a pet.
  • I don’t want to pay that much attention to the weather.  Is it freezing?  Is it not going to be freezing?

Or we could just distill that into I don’t care that much.

So, rather, I waited until I was feeling very certain that we would not be seeing a frost again.

And now that I’ve typed that, we will probably have a frost which requires me to bring my tiny patio-Eden indoors once more.

But anyway, I brought the plants outside and so naturally, instead of worrying about cool(er) temperatures, my plants got to play Sahara in the mid-80’s.

They are now growing sideways.  And none of them are pointing in the same direction (AKA towards the sun).

I just don’t think this is how it is supposed to work.

What is your spring weather like?  Tropical or tropical?

Gardeners: Do you move your plants in and out-of-doors as the weather warms up?