Sometimes you just have to throw yourself into gardening despite high humidity and unseasonable heat, knowing you will be a complete sweaty mess half way through. Today is the first of that type of day for 2010.
While Sue mowed, I dug one of the potato trenches, and as of now (lunch time), one row is planted - Nicola, Desiree, French Fingerling and Adirondack Blue. If I can find the energy, the rest will go in - Mountain Rose, Red Gold, Romanze and another section of French Fingerling. We've not grown potatoes in years, and never with such good space and preparation. I am hoping this is a better use for the rear part of our garden than melons (a semi-failed adventure of the last few years). And if any energy remains after the second potato row, a few short rows of bush green beans could go in.
Other random things....yes, I got quoted in today's Raleigh N&O, but he did a good job of leaving out any of my somewhat reactive statements! (whew)....and my friend Lee and I made it into the background of the picture.
We have baby chickadees in the bluebird house in our back woods. I am sure there are baby bluebirds in the garden bluebird house (mom and dad have been busy), and baby House Finches in the fern on our porch.
I don't think I will get to the potted eggplant, tomatoes and peppers until I get back from a business trip to the UK (home sweet home again next Friday...). Still, I typically don't get them in until mid May, so this is turning out to be a typical year with respect to g