While I am hunkered down at home over the next few weeks, I want to try a few new things. I've already been enjoying live streams of opera's from The Met. I watched Carmen on Monday night and La Boheme is on my list of things to do tonight.

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But you can only watch so much tv, before you want to pull your hair out. So I'm planning to try to grow a few vegetables this spring. I've been reading the LSU Ag Center's planting guide to get a few tips and some guidelines on what I should be planting and when.

I really don't know if I have a green thumb or not. I've only grown a few plants over the years, nothing spectacular. And I only have a small space to put in a handful of plants. I would rather grow things in pots, but I can do the whole soil thing if I need to. Really haven't decided which route to take yet.

One thing I really want to grow is tomatoes. I'm planning to go by one of the local nurseries and pick up a few different varieties. The guide says I should be planting the seeds for tomatoes now. So I need to get hopping. My worry is that we typically have one more freeze before Easter.

The other plant I want to try is bell pepper. The guide says I can put these in the ground between now and May 15th. So I have plenty of time for this one.

Wish me luck and lets hope I can keep the squirrels and other varmints away.