I'm thankful for the rain. When it rains, I don't have to use the sprinkler on the vegetable garden while I tote water to the herb garden and the containers for a couple days. The only bad side to rain is weeds. When I use city water, the weeds don't germinate. When it rains, the weeds pop up like crazy!
I read in Organic Gardening Magazine that clover fixes nitrogen and acts as a good ground cover in gardens. This year I'll weed everything but the clover and see how it turns out.
May 19, 2011 | 1:10 PM PST
I accidentally killed my pepper and tomato seedlings when I was hardening them off, so I bought some seedlings. While the seedlings were waiting to be planted, some of the dead ones magically came back to life! Now, there's no way I'm going to waste good plants, so I went ahead and planted them. I don't know how I'm going to walk in the garden this year, but it'll be tasty!
As I'm planting the corn, I can taste the corn on the cob. As the 4-year-old and I plant the cukes, I can just feel that crisp texture in my mouth. While I'm making the hill for the watermelon, I smile as I see in my mind's eye my husband getting a whole one off the vine, cutting it in half, and eating the whole thing with a spoon. While I'm making the hills for the acorn squash and zukes, I remember all the recipes that I can use to make great meals for the family.
I just finished planting the vegetable seeds today and I'm going to
plant the toms and peppers tomorrow. I've been planting all weekend. I
just needed to start planting to get excited about my garden again.
My muscles are hurting in places I didn't know there were muscles. Even my hair hurts. I can't believe how great of a workout this is! I'm going to be skinny by the end of the summer.
I put my seedlings outside yesterday to harden off and I lost my cherry tomotoes. I've had a hard time getting my seedlings to come up, as it is, this year. At least the garden centers have some great prices on veggies!
I tried the pellets this year for growing seedlings, and they don't work very well. i've had to re-plant everything at least twice. Next year, I'm microwaving worm dirt and using cells.