Yesterday, the boys planted a “secret hideout” using mammoth sunflower seeds.
They planted the seeds in a ring and then planted flowers, watermelon and broccoli inside.
Why watermelon and broccoli?
“For a snack while we are hiding out.”
While they were busy planting and plotting, I knelt in my own secret hideout.
I planted spaghetti, acorn and pattypan squash around the base of the squash arch. Today, I’ll plant the morning glory seeds I soaked overnight around the outside. I can’t wait to see what the arch looks like in a month.
I planted alyssum around the edge of the garden and transplanted a few more tomatoes. The ones I planted on Monday were very sad from wind and frost. I’m still hopeful they will bounce back though.
I planted the globe amaranth I had started indoors, as well as the purple basil in the herb spiral. There is still no sign of the cilantro and basil I planted a few weeks ago.
I planted the last pepper. I do not know what kind of pepper it is. I really must figure out a way to label better. My masking tape ends up falling off and my labels fade, even when I use a permanent marker.
I know it could be a sweet chocolate pepper, a jalapeno or a hungarian hot wax.
The tomatoes are the same. The pink boar’s all kept their masking tape on, but the crimson sprinters and mortgage lifters shed theirs when I wasn’t looking.
I have this problem yearly. It seems like it would be an easy enough thing to do, labeling plants, but for some reason I cannot seem to get it.
Oh well, I like a surprise.
Kneeling in the garden
Smelling earth and trees
Thanking God in heaven
While I’m on my knees