I Suck At This
A few weeks ago, we put in our vegetable garden. (Yeah, very late, but it was a really cold spring and it rained a lot and I was really busy, okay…?) My husband prepared the raised beds. He excels at this – mixing in composted cow manure and turning over the soil – fresh and soft and warm.
We have four raised beds. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, swiss chard. Yum.
(By the way, we’ve done kale as well as swiss chard in the past. I don’t like kale, but I know it’s good for you, so I gave it a try. And guess what? The deer ate every bit of the swiss chard and didn’t touch the kale. I rest my case.)
We’ve had a few successful years – like this one:
When my husband had the first bed ready, it was time for my part.
“I can plant the tomatoes while you start on the second bed,’ I offered.
“Oh no,” he said. “You can’t do tomatoes right…. maybe you can do the peppers.”
Yup. sticking plants in the ground is tricky.
But I guess peppers is a bit less tricky than tomatoes.
So I planted peppers.
And now several weeks later, I have to admit – the peppers look kind of wimpy.
This Sunday, we prepared all our annuals for our patio pots. (Yeah, very late, but it was a really cold spring and it rained a lot and I was really busy, okay…?)
Hubby prepared all the pots. He has a good system. He puts stones in the bottom of the pot for drainage, and then filter paper,and then his secret mix of soil and manure.
And when he had a pot ready, I designed a nice combo of annuals – petunias and impomoea and impatiens and angelonia. I planted every pot with an eye for good color patterns and a nice symmetry and fit for each pot.
Fifteen in all.
And as I finished each pot, Hubby carried it to the designated spot on the patio.
I watched him…
Yup, sticking flowers in dirt is still really tricky.
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