Sunday, June 1, 2014

Planting the garden

Better weather today for planting, thank goodness.  Kevin offered up some much needed labor and moved mulch from on bed to another.  The tomatoes are now tucked into a leafy blanket.  I usually wait until the cages are installed, but the mulch had to go somewhere so I could get the melons transplanted.

Please forgive my poor photography!  They really are the most beautiful bright shade of green!

The peas are looking pretty good.  Planted two kinds of corn today, a bi-color for fresh eating, and a new kind of corn-meal corn.  We haven't planted our big patch of canning corn (it's actually mostly for freezing, but doesn't canning corn have a better sound to it than freezing corn?  That's my theory anyway...) but hope to get it in one evening this week.

Spot was also a garden helper today.  She generally just supervises.

If she looks a little annoyed, it's because she wanted a belly rub, not a photo-op!

To come back to the mosquito thing.    It does seem to me that this is the worst spring for mosquitoes than I can recall.  But then, I don't recall much. If you know me well at all, you know that I have a terrible memory. So, I invite you folks, the local ones or use-to-be-local ones, to weigh in on this issue.  Just click on comment down below there, and tell us when you think the worst mosquito spring was in your lifetime.

What say you?


  1. I haven't been there yet this year, but last year has to be the worst for the mosquitos so far...

    1. Get ready Sis, cuz unless something changes you will find that this year's mosquito crop FAR exceeds last year's.