I have been working hard and enjoying every last minute of it, too. Even if it is hotter than “blue blazes”. It’s just what I do. I find such peace and satisfaction outside.
I love watching things go from seed to plant to food or flower.
Like this corn.
Last year I planted in rows across the garden and the wind knocked it over. Ruining any chance I may have had at harvesting an ear of corn or two. This year I planted in rows the length of the garden. Also, over the weekend (after that picture was taken) I ran the tiller between the rows and then raked dirt up around the stalks to hopefully strengthen them against the wind. I’ll get a picture for you so you can see the difference.
I also planted two more rows of corn just as I said I would when the moon was in the right phase for planting above ground crops.
My green beans are coming along nicely, so far.
Moving them from the big garden to a smaller garden area closer to the house has proven to be a positive move so far. This time last year they were planted in the big garden and the rabbits ate the leaves as fast as they appeared. They haven’t found the new garden yet. Keep your fingers crossed.
Something new I have planted this year is loofah.
At my request, Darla shared her seeds with me via the US mail service.
Most people think that loofah sponges come from the sea, but in fact they are a squash-like plant. You let them grow, then let them dry. I’m not sure if you cut them before or after they dry. I would think before as they would be hard to cut after they dry. They’re in the experimental stage right now.
I planted two seeds beside a tree because I’ve read that their vines grow long. So I figured I’d let it grow up a tree (just as Darla did), then pull the vine down at the end of the growing season. Anyway, I planted two seeds and I watered them faithfully along with everything else. About two weeks later they still hadn’t come up. So I planted two more seeds and watered them faithfully. Next thing I know I have four sprouts. They came up all at once.***sigh***
Also, a few secrets have sprouted!!!!