Mostly planted

While Greg worked from home and dealt with the air conditioning situation, I spent two hours weeding the plot. Last week was Italian Fest, and the days we had planned on working the garden were rainy messes. That means weeds.

Greg spent two and a half hours tilling and weeding yesterday so I followed up with a precision attack around the vegetables. I stopped by Lowe’s on the way home and realized that the window to get plant starts is rapidly closing. So I got an acorn squash, pattypan squash, tomatoes (pink brandywine, celebrity, better boy), edamame, hot banana peppers & Anaheim peppers. It’s supposed to rain the next five days so we went back out for an hour after dinner to plant. We also got okra, purple hull peas and seven hills of slicing cucumbers in.

We messed with the baby boy’s schedule to get the plants in the ground. Suffice it to say, he was not amused. The only way to get him to stop crying out of extreme tiredness was to sing him his favorite lullaby. Loudly. The other gardeners got a concert out of the situation. Hopefully, this will be one of the last times we take him out there.

Published by Caroline Mitchell Carrico

I am a writer, mom, and museum enthusiast in Memphis. Also a fan of reading all the words, cooking all the vegetables, and watching all my kids' soccer games.

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