the rest of my day was spent soaking my potting containers and planting some seeds. the temperature set a new record high at 71°F; i opened a few windows to aerate out the house. normally the planting process is sort of tedious, but i had the stereo playing so it made it less boring.
from years past i know what not to plant: nasturtiums (which grow fine outdoor on their own) and cucumbers (indoor transplants don't seem to do as well as those grown directly in the garden). i ended up with a lot of tomatoes (regular and a few cherry variety) and a lot of basil (mostly thai, some sweet). i planted flowers for the leftover containers, including 6 milkweeds. not sure if they had enough time to stratify in the fridge (only about 2 weeks); if not i still have plenty more seeds. finally i put everything into the grow closet, covered with some syran wrap to keep in the moisture. i filled the gravel trays with water. i prefer to germinate in the dark, only turning on the lights once the seedlings emerge.
my roommate came home around 7:00, made some more noodles for dinner. he seems to be improving his recipe every night, which i take to be a good sign. tonight he added an egg and some seaweed. i finished the last of my spaghetti.