It sounded like a really small project. Get out a couple of Lee Valley deep seed trays, fill with bedding plant mix and fill with pepper and tomato seeds. Then I got out some Marigold Nursery potting soil, coir, fine bark mulch and a shovel of coffee grounds to repot my Cymbidium orchid that I saved when it survived some pretty harsh frost last fall. Anything that tough deserves to live. It had split its plastic pot right down to the drainage holes. I don't have a potting bench so I did everything on the garden in the greenhouse. Even though it hasn't been sealed I moved all the stuff in the way of the seed area to the shed. I plugged in the heating mat for the seed trays. I was meticulous with my seeding. They are my first bedding plants. So...how often do you need to water them? I did not see that very basic info in any of my books. So, then I took my wonderful pitch fork and forked a bag of compost and a bag of manure into the 12x3' raised bed in the greenhouse. Sprinkled Salad Bowl, Buttercrunch and Mâché seed in the bed. I then sprinkled some of the potting soil over it and watered. Then I sprinkled Ecosense slug bait around the bed and bench in the greenhouse and some in the gardens that have been stripped of all vegetation by the slugs. I packed up my toys and started loading garbage and stuff into the house. My coat, seeds, empty bags, etc etc. it suddenly hit me how much my back and arm hurt. Last week I went to my chiropractor who told me I probably have a torn Rotator Cuff and I've jammed my shoulder blade out of position and to the left. This happened when I fell in Hawaii. I have a high pain tolerance so it hasn't bothered me very much. But today...I feel it. So I'm sitting in the ugly chair, watching Y&R and, well, telling you all about it.
*update. It wasn't a torn rotator cuff after all. After months of it getting steadily worse, I booked a massage at the urging of my chiropractor. Thank you to Britta at Phi Massage in Sidney, for fixing it!! Two massages and I'm just about perfect.