Saturday, May 02, 2009

Garden News

I finished planting most of the garden today. It rained hard this morning but the sun came out around lunch time and I felt like I had to give it a shot.
I put on some old clothes and pulled off my shoes and promptly sunk down almost to my knees.
I had expected it so it wasn't much of a shock. I used hand tools to dig the holes for the rest of the tomatoes and peppers. The upper part of the garden wasn't quite as muddy and that's where I planted the eggplants. The garden has great drainage so it will dry out quickly.
I planted cucumbers, squash and zucchini in different sections because I didn't want them to cross. Jilda says her mom made that mistake several years ago before she passed away, and the results were inedible.
I put in a couple rows of purple hull peas for good measure. I'll plant a few rows of corn and some more beans when it dries out a little more.
The pole beans that I planted Tuesday shot up and we should have a fence full before we know it.
The weatherman just commandeered the TV because there are tornado warnings just west of us. We'll probably spend some time in our safe area tonight.
Y'all keep my cousin Joe in your thoughts are prayers. He is gravely ill.

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