Saturday, April 15, 2017

Garden lesson

We headed out to Lowe's after coffee this morning. We needed soil, peat moss, and flowers. While there, we picked up some tomatoes and peppers.

We have family coming over tomorrow afternoon, so we had things to pick up at the grocery store. By the time we got back home, the sun was hot and we decided to wait until evening to plant. We had other work to do around the house.

This evening, we call my niece Samantha and her son Jordan. He always loves helping do any kind of planting.

Jilda read about a great way to plant tomatoes in the Farmer's Almanac.  The process involved digging holes and planting the plants much deeper than we normally do. The almanac said if they were planted deeper, they would withstand longer stretches without rain. That sounded like a plan.

Jordan wanted to try his hand at digging the holes. Pulling out the post hole diggers, I handed them to him. It took a while for him to figure out how to operate the diggers, but after a few tries, he had the hang of it. He doesn't realize it, but he will wake up with sore arms tomorrow. Post hole diggers use muscles that one doesn't normally use.

We had our flowers, tomatoes, and peppers planted before sunset. It's been a good day.

Happy Easter.


  1. It sounds like a lovely day.
    Here I have weeded (more to do) and we have planted around 100 tulips and about the same number of daffodils. More to do tomorrow.
    A very Happy Easter to you and yours.

  2. I wish I'd had a relative like you in my life when I was Jordan's age. Happy Easter.

  3. These will be days that your grandson will fondly remember. Happy Easter

  4. I always plant my tomatoes deep in the ground as they root forms on the stem. I have never used a post hole digger but I use an old pointy shovel and and press with my foot to dig deep. That kid is gonna be a good gardener.
    Happy Easter
    Hugs, Julia

  5. I hope Jordan gets the first ripe tomato. He has earned it.

  6. When that kind of happiness goes into a garden, the yield is assured. Best to you on this holiday, Rick.

  7. I am not one who likes to garden, I like pretty gardens but I don't like to work in a garden

  8. Anonymous6:37 PM

    The relationship between you & Jordan is beautiful!!

  9. Great kid that Jordon.

    Last year, rabbits were eating my new tomato seedlings. THe internet said to stick a plastic fork next to each plant. THat kept the rabbits away. No idea why, but it worked. Have you heard of this?

  10. Jordon sure sounds like a good kid, the planting process will make the tomatoes even more special because of him.

  11. Shucks, I need to plant a mater plant! Send Jordon on up! ;-)


Please consider sharing

Email Signup Form

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required