I've re-named my garden, The Fertile Crescent. Mostly because it is crescent shaped along the bottom edge. That, and I like naming things. Garden 2010 just wasn't doing it for me. This is Plan II. And the only things not in are the tomatoes and the peppers. I'm not growing them by seed and it's still too cold at night for those sappy little hothouse plants. Maybe June 1st.But look! The peas are sprouting. The seeds got all white and bulbous and then bam! They sprung up.
And check out these cute little radish seedlings. They almost look like 4 leaf clovers.
I built a new contraption today. This is a trellis for the butternut and summer squash. I looked online to see what they should look like and some of them were made of a very open fence mesh. Others were of the pyramid variety. I made do with wood from the bonfire pile, 13 nails, a ziptie, an old rusty shovel that Gay Boyfriend said, "Came with the house," and some concrete blocks of unknown origin. Didn't I do a good job?
Here it is! The green beans, beets, red cabbage and parsnips have done nothing. My dad said maybe I should consider replanting after the frosty evenings we had. My mom said, "You've got to be patient!" Grammie said, "You shouldn't have planted until Mother's Day in the first place." I think I'll wait until we've had some warmer temperatures and then see.
It's coming along, people. Coming along, very nicely. And Gay Boyfriend totally needs to mow.