The weather has turned nice once again. Sunshine is in the forecast for the next few days. I am so thankful because we haven't gotten a chance to plant the potatoes yet. Yes, they are still sitting in my living room in their box. Half of the potato patch has been tilled and the other half is waiting for Michael. After watching him till the first half, I knew that this wasn't a job for a baby gardener...no, this was a job for a man! That tiller was beating Michael to death and I wasn't for sure which one would win. Our top job this weekend is to finish tilling that plot of ground and to plant the potatoes.
It won't be long and we will be feasting on garden salad and bread once again. When lettuce is abundant in the garden, we eat salad at almost every meal. I am looking forward to that in just a few short weeks. Our garden is growing nicely. We have one bed of strawberries, a bed of peas, a broccoli bed, and a lettuce, cabbage, beet and green onion bed. That gives us four beds planted and 6 left to fill with the beautiful plants growing in the shop. I have started transplanting my squash and pepper plants. If there is time this weekend, I would like to till up two more garden beds. Then I can go ahead and plant my squash and zucchini plants. I would also like to transplant my little zinnias out to their bed. If I put these plants out, I will have to be diligent to watch the forecast to make sure that it doesn't frost again. My neighbor has ALL of his plants in the ground. I don't like to take that much of a chance. I have enough stress in my life without worrying if my garden is going to freeze one night while I sleep snug and cozy in my bed! I like to wait on planting tomatoes and peppers. They don't grow much in the cooler weather anyway so I figure I can wait an extra couple of weeks.
grace and peace,