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Does anybody have a moving dolly I can borrow so we can put our tomatoes on wheels?

Now that I've got your attention...

We've pressure-washed the deck in preparation for staining. Next step, waiting for a week of no rain, so it will be dry for staining. It's been a month, a very rainy month. The forecast is for rain on Monday.

Meanwhile, d. says the tomatoes need to be planted ASAP, if we're going to have tomatoes. We would like to put them on the deck, in the 3-foot by 3-foot homemade planter. That's a heavy amount of topsoil- maybe 650-800 lbs.

Interim smaller pots aren't as useful (says d.) because he'd have to water twice a day. Putting the planter elsewhere means it's annoying to water. So: I want to put it on wheels, so I can stain most of the deck, roll the planter onto the painted part, and stain the rest. I want to avoid cataclysmic planter failure, broken backs, or failing to stain the *(^%%^ deck this summer.

The tomatoes are busy growing under [livejournal.com profile] the_infamous_j's care, and dan told me today they really should be planted soon.

So is this a good plan? Can you think of better?

Additionally, does anybody have a spare pile of topsoil? d. says we need some. :)

Date: Sunday, 25 May 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dawn-guy.livejournal.com
I put one of our tomatoes and one of our pepper plants in the front yard. Somehow, I don't think your neighbours would approve of such tactics.

Looking at our garden plot, I didn't really need to: many of the seeds I put down two (? I think it's two) weeks ago haven't germinated in a reasonable amount of time and I'll need to reseed -- and be more diligent about watering -- as soon as I stop getting my ass handed to me by the inconvenient crowd of bugs that have decided to have a dance party with my immune system.

I know we have a device which (when its tires are fully inflated) would work well as a dolly (it converts between being tall and being long) but I'm pretty sure it's at the studio. If you're feeling inventive, we've got a couple of Razor scooters you're welcome to borrow.

Date: Sunday, 25 May 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thingo.livejournal.com
We had one of those big bags of soil delivered, and we have lots of extra. You're welcome to stop by and grab some.

Date: Sunday, 25 May 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] da-lj.livejournal.com
Woah. Cool, thanks.

Hm. This is the sort of problem that builds on itself, moving the soil from your place to ours.

...If we found an old car, we could rip the top off, fill the back with dirt, and plant the tomatoes there. On blocks in our front yard.

Date: Friday, 30 May 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] da-lj.livejournal.com
We're not gonna get there before next, just so ya know. In fact, I'm not sure what dan's plans are for the boxes any more. There aren't enough days in the week.

Anyhow, we won't be too upset if it gets used for other purposes.

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