...goes to me!
I have gotten a lot of my seed orders, but none of my plants (they are all coming in the second half of May). I couldn't wait. So today, I went out and got a few starts from a cute little local nursery called Gardenmeister's. I picked up all brassicas, and a couple of hardy herbs. Then I planted my red sunflower, pea, lettuce, chard, and kale seeds in the new beds. I configured them according to a bit of square foot gardening, and a bit of companion planting. It was so great to sit out there, making a garden plan, sitting IN my garden!
I have missed this so much! And to think, I thought I could live without it at one point. Nope. I really can't. I am very content this week, with my garden gloves in this heavy, beautiful soil, digging away. My kids are usually out there with me. A friend let us borrow a child sized wheel barrow so even Logan is big enough to help. They have LOVED that! Even the non-gardening husband of mine was out there. (He likes scoring brownie points by helping me with stuff he would never do on his own.) He did a lot of the heavy lifting yesterday while I spread the soil, and put it all where I wanted.
This year, I picked up a few garden gadgets I have never had before.
A 2 pack of good garden gloves and a pair of garden clogs. These have already proven invaluable and I keep wondering how I ever made it without them before (a lot of dirt in my house and under my fingernails apparently). The wheel barrow is new too (thank you, tax return) but I had one of those... it just broke two years ago and we are just now replacing it.
Anyhow... I am garden babbling. But only because I am crazy excited!