Pulled up the matured lettuce and scallions I had under the grow lights and transplanted the new seedlings. These new plants I started from seeds indoor were growing surprising well under the grow lights.
Well not all. Tried 2 different varieties of arugula and neither did well. Nor did the mache.
Shanghai bok choy was the happiest even though overcrowded.
Leaf lettuce looked healthy too.
Not sure about the spinach and will never find out as I have to terminate my experiment. Also I will not be posting for a few weeks.
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The roof above my kitchen developed leaks which damaged my kitchen ceiling and walls. There will be major disruptions in the days ahead. I will not have the time nor the energy nor the frame of mind to tend to those plants so decided best to end the experiment.
Kitchen cannot be repaired until the roof is fixed and the roof cannot be repaired until the over a foot of accumulated snow and ice on it melt away. When will this be? All depends on the weather. Was warm over the weekend which melted away some of the snow but we are back in the ice box this week and more snow may be on the way as well. The good news is my roof did not cave in from the weight of the snow and ice like some buildings in the news (wonder how many did not make it into the news).
In the meantime, I am busy stocking my stand alone freezer with prepared meals, then it is removing everything from the cabinets and finding storage space for them. A good opportunity to get rid of some of the “junk” I have accumulated over the years.
All upper cabinets have to come down and some of the lower cabinets also. Not knowing the extent of the damage is stressing me out and on top of all that my fridge is sounding like it is ready to go any minute. I thought shopping for appliance would cheer me up a bit (so off to the store I went) instead the activity stressed me out more. So many choices and processing all the information about each appliance was just too overwhelming top that with worrying about making the wrong choice.
Insurance adjuster came to assess the damage but said he has to return when the roof is free of snow. I am hoping that as soon as the adjuster returns to inspect the roof and the contractor gets to work everything will go smoothly and as planned. Also hoping for dry weather when the roof job starts.
Of course after the job is completed the kitchen will need to be put back to order. Not to mention the dusting and cleaning of the entire house. This is a chore I am so not looking forward to (a chore that will need to be repeated a few times as the dust will take its own sweet time to settle over a period of time).
Wish me luck. See you in a few weeks.
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