Another lovely day in paradise.  Yesterday we hit the low 70’s, it was nice and sunny outside.  Today not so much.  The temperature dropped over the evening and has been sitting at a nice cozy 38 degrees since about 7AM.  This may well be our high temperature for the day.  Tonight its supposed to drop to about 33, then tomorrow’s high should be about 38 with tomorrow low of just below freezing – 30.  By Thursday we should be low 60’s the Friday in the 70’s.  Not sure if this is our last cold front of the season or not.  Time will tell.

But with the warm weather we did get a grid down on one of the beds.  We ran out of stakes so I need more of those.  We didn’t exactly do them as one foot square blocks, like those used in square foot gardening.  The garden beds are roughly 4 feet by 10 feet.  Roughly.  They actually measure more like 4’2″ by 10’5″.  And those measurements are rough since the walls are actually made from blocks that are not exact.  The blocks have lots of bumps and lumps so its not quite precise.  But its close enough.  So the squares are basically 1 foot by 16 inches, or 1 foot by 1 foot 4 inches (1′ x 1’4″).  Close enough to work with.

Since we were warm yesterday we set up one grid.  With the cool weather today, I’ll wait until it warms and then I’ll begin some planting.  We’ll see how that goes.  But at least this time I can get things in early.

Today we went out to Lowe’s and I picked up a fig tree, grape vine, potato starters and some more seed – corn and sweet small peppers.  So I expect to be able to begin planting sometime this week.  Hopefully.  And hopefully I’ll get a better crop this year.

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