Daily Tea threads are not daily and generally contain no tea. They are posts for you to check in on Cat’s cat rescue project and other behind the scenes things we have going on. It’s basically an open forum with a few exceptions. One exception is to not talk about plots of TV shows we may not have gotten around to watching yet. For example, don’t ask what we thought about the Maury Povitch episode where he dramatically reads, “Apollo! You are NOT the father!” That is just a random example that of course never happened.
This time of year a lot of us use the comments of these posts to update each other on our gardening wins and losses. I am currently on a planting break. I found some heirloom yellow plum tomatoes at Home Depot yesterday. I bought two pots containing three plants. I still have two to divide and put out. I actually bought more plants than I have spots for. Not sure what I will do about that. I focused mainly on plain old red slicing tomatoes this season rather than doing all the different colored heirlooms. My plum tomatoes are all yellow. I also realized I don’t have many peppers this year. I might stick one or two of those in my flower bed. I think I am officially done buying plants.
It’s been such a workout today lugging the huge bag of organic dirt, shoveling holes, and ripping out TONS of spearmint. Spearmint has totally taken over my bed. It actually seems to be choking out every other weed except for grass, which of course flourishes everywhere except my front lawn, which is entirely weeds and clover. I have actually been trying to hand transplant the super healthy grass blades into the front yard again today.
I’ve seen a mating pair of robins around but they seem to have left since I had the yard guys come and cut all the bushes back for spring. This may be a good thing as I am still not over the year the giant hawk came and stole one of my baby birds who was trying to learn to fly on the front yard. The screams by the parents who flew off afterward the baby (and the hawk) will never be erased from my memory.
Plants were a steal at four for $10 yesterday so I bought some more basil in anticipation of killing what I already planted, but the first batch seems to be thriving! That never happens. I accidentally bought a cucumber plant last time that I transplanted in a little pot while I tried to figure out what to do with it, it seems to be dying already.
Okay, I am going back out there to try to get some more done. Then I might actually go eat in a Mexican restaurant. I usually get take out but I’m sort of thinking a margarita would be good after all this hard work, and I won’t have to clean up too much to go there.
So what’s up with your planting?