Yesterday I spent the morning repotting nearly all of my baby tomato seedlings. They were doing really well until last week when some of the bigger ones started dropping their lower set of leaves. All these healthy green leaves were just falling off. A quick internet search indicated that they were root bound and needed a bigger pot. So a bigger pot they got. All 43 of them. There are actually about 70 tomato plants but several have two to a pot (I'm a horrible thinner, I hate killing baby plants). So now they are all looking a lot healthier and stronger even after just 24 hours in a new pot.
removed the old deck back in 2007, how do I remember that? Because I was carrying baby Wesley around in the front pack as a three month old. Hard to believe we've been without a deck that long. It's amazing how a project like a deck gets pushed down by other more important projects, you know like rotten siding, cracked foundations or having babies (babies put everything on hold). But this year is the year of the deck. I bought some wooden stakes and string and laid out the deck this past weekend. Now the plan is to draw up a design and get started. I can hardly wait to have a nice deck to sit on and sip ice tea while the kids run around in the yard.