Ahhhhh, yay! The winter is over and the spring is here and that means, my friends, it's time to put in my garden. I absolutely love putting in my garden.
I always plant tomatoes, because tomatoes are the very best - but fresh, home grown tomatoes are the very best thing. This year, I vowed that I wasn't going to go overboard - I always plan to just put in a few tomato plants and a couple of herbs, but then I see pumpkins! cantaloupe! green beans! carrots!
And then, about July, I tell myself to chill out the next time I visit the nursery.
But then I see cute things like this:
(Spoiler alert: I stayed strong and did not succumb to the pressure of a pepper named after me, no matter how perfect of a pairing a pepper named Carmen might be.)
It's rained every day for I think three weeks, and I was afraid I'd not be able to plant anything - or if I did, it would wash away.
But we had one day without rain - hi, it's raining off and on right now and we are supposed to get 2" of rain on Saturday, sigh -
and here are the results:
Six tomatoes. Two peppers, One zucchini. Lemon balm (from last year, the big plant). Basil. Rosemary and
I really need to paint the garden box. (Not shown - one watermelon planted in another part of the yard, which my kid told me happens to be the exact spot she buried her hermit crabs last year.....)
Are you planting this spring?