Despite what a wise old man once told me, I planted my garden well before graduation. About three weeks ago, I got my plants into the ground, and they’ve been drinking, sunning, and sprouting ever since. Especially the ones that started as seeds, as they had the furthest paths to take.
So far, some expected setbacks have taken place, along with some not-so-expected ones, like chilly days, a neighborhood cat digging through my dirt, and excessive wind. Admittedly, the plants could use some more sun … until about July when they’ll be begging for some shade – we take what we can get here in the Midwest, little plants. But otherwise, we’re doing pretty solid.
On the docket:
- Green Bell Peppers
- As many herbs that decide to sprout. So far that means cilantro and mustard.
New This Year
Instead of spraying bee-killing poisons on my plants, I made a hot pepper/garlic tea to keep bugs away. No verdict yet on if it’s working, but I’ll be sure and keep you posted. And if it doesn’t, I’ll be in the market for a new DIY cure to biting bugs.
Also, I got a little crafty with sticks and yarn so that my cukes had something to grow on. So far it’s been wind-resistant, even if it does look like it was built by a small woman who has no woodworking skills.
Soon there will be blooming, picking, eating, and canning … depending on how you define “soon.” Let the waiting begin.