Post by Garden Happy on Apr 3, 2015 3:27:41 GMT -6
Hi Laura, Believe me I know just where you are. I just had back surgery about 7 weeks ago. If I can tell you one tidbit of advice,go slow my friend. I to have a really hard time staying down. I about go nuts! But i can't tell you how many times I've set myself back by getting gun ho and doing to much.Seeding and transplanting will be good work for you. Write letters to those you have been meaning to for a long time,send cards,organize your seeds,read a garden book,ask God what do you want me to learn form this cause i don't want to be down like this again!,Look at pharmer phil and tell him for 5 minutes everything you admire about him,put a fresh coat of tung oil on all your wood handled garden tools,paint some things like pots or plant hanging baskets. Do a seed trade you have been meaning to get around to,journal,call the kid's,and grandkid's,friends, I had a tea party with 2 friends the third week and just caught up with them,dreamed up new garden beds to try and planned them out,looked through garden magazines and wrote up a I want to try list I never had time to get around to do. These are just a few of the things I do when I'm down. And Laura what a blessing to me to reconnect with the phorum because of the post sent to my mail box and shame on me for not staying in touch! I really do admire you and Pharmer Phil and just got caught up in face book because I have a lot local going on there that i can't do through here. But that does not mean I needed to get lazy and not come on over to here to. Please forgive me and i will look forward to seeing you healed up and out in that garden doing your thing in about 6 weeks,yes that's right Laura,6 weeks recovery time for most surgery.
Some days are more tiring then others. It is nice to be able to sit in the warm afternoon sun if we choose to. But on the windy days it is not so nice. & believe me we have LOTS of windy days. We have all of our plants out in the green house. The tomato plants will love the warmth of the sunshine. They will or should be ready for sale in a matter of weeks. I am not going to push it though. When they are ready..out they will come. I kinda got lost in all the commotion of my health & did not plant the number of them I usually do. It will make them all that more special to the people who do buy them.