We did it! After a very taxing weekend indeed we were finally able to finish the garden project. The walkway still needed to be hosed down when I took this photo but everything is planted. I’ll admit that part of what made finishing this project easy was my teams early exit from the NCAA tournament this year. Thanks Mercer for helping me get stuff done! Congratulations to UConn on your big win over Kentucky, and I’m sorry to all my Kentucky friends out there. It was a well played season and a well fought game. You can’t win them all, but please remember that Christian Laettner didn’t kill your grandmother in 1994. He merely was not very nice during a game of basketball and then sank a historical shot that he probably couldn’t have done twice. It was practically miraculous.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way let’s get back to focusing on the garden project. Once we had everything set up it was time to prep the soil. This took a little bit of tilling and man do I think tilling up the lane is sexy. I’ll have to create a new version of “She Thinks My Tractors Sexy” for this later. Anyway I let Beeble get to that while I read all the instructions on our plants. It’s always important to read the instructions for how much sunlight and water a plant needs plus of course how deep it needs to be planted. We bought ours in biodegradable pots so that we could just plant them straight into the ground. This was also a great time saver if you ask me.
We planted red peppers, cajun bell peppers, green beans, white beans, leeks, onions, and heirloom tomatoes. Each item had specific instructions, but they all needed full sun for at least 6 hours per day. This was easy in our side yard, and we expect everything to grow well although based on watching it the last couple of days, I am fairly certain some of our onions didn’t quite take. Don’t worry though we still have plenty to go ’round. This is part of why I’m so excited to know someone bought us the canner on our registry! I cannot wait to start canning and sharing those recipes with you. Remember that all it takes to grow plants is to follow the instructions and to talk to them. You always have to let them know that they’re doing a good job and growing so great for you.
Here I am giving one a little TLC. Gentle stroke and sweet talk will make any plant that is getting the necessary sun and water love you.