But I’ll keep it quick, because I really need a shower. The only part of me not dirty is my hands, because I was wearing gardening gloves that are so cute I was reluctant to get them dirty (but I did because I really hate cleaning dirt out from under my nails). I came home from the Love Your Veggies retreat with a bunch of gardening gifts, including a little shovel thing, a spiky soil mixing thing, a knee pad for in-the-ground gardening comfort, and the gloves. Even if nothing grows, at least I did it with cute equipment.
I set the pots up on bricks to help drainage through the bottom, and tried to move the first bag of soil a little closer. My husband had carried it out for me before I knew where I wanted it, and I couldn’t get it moving so I spent the next ten minutes shoveling dirt from the bag to the closest pot, until it was light enough to pick up and dump the rest in. Then I dragged a second bag out, checked my pulse, decided not to call an ambulance, and filled the second pot.
I constructed a little thing for the tomatoes to climb up, and planted the corn kernals in one pot and the tomatoes and cucumbers in the other. Everything is planted way closer than every single book, website, and friend says they should be, but I’ll prove them all wrong!
I gave them a very light water, since it’s definitely going to rain later. Since the seeds are close to the surface, I’m wondering if I should cover them with something when it rains? Just until they sprout and have roots to help them stay put. Hmmm, not sure.
Something should pop to the surface in a couple of weeks, I hope.