It had rained and then the sun came out. Joanne had noted my garden is mainly shrubs and flowers, which it is, and I wrote back that I was only just getting back into vegetable gardening the past few years after a decade hiatus of fervent food gardening. I still have only a third of the old garden back in production. Anyway, the conversation goaded me (inspired me actually) off my backside and out into the garden to inspect things… and one thing led to another and I planted out the rest of the broccoli and some of the pepper plants.
I was spacing out the broccoli, seems like I always have to harvest it at once.
I had planted old, old lettuce seed (don’t want to tell you how old!), but saw it came up nicely. I shall have tiny butterhead Tom Thumbs in my June garden this year. At least that is when I perceive they will be ready. Lettuce seed is viable for a VERY long time, so take a chance on your old seed.
Tomato plants are looking good. Brandywine is the main variety I have for this year.
Planted some of my containers, and need to go purchase some nicotiana to stick in with the polka dot plant and white caladium for a semi-shade area. I’m keeping my pots simpler this year. Put together lemon symphony osteospermum, yellow petunia, dreamsicle (yes, creamy orange) calibrachoa, and some Victoria salvia in a couple other containers that get full sun.
Well, that is it- gotta go