Summer Planting

My goals for yesterday turned out to be too ambitious.  I’d hoped to finish planting all of our summer gardens but that didn’t happen.

I discovered that the roto-tiller tines needed to be replaced and that took me all morning.  I wish I’d taken care of that during one of those lazy slow winter days.  Lesson learned.

But even though we didn’t finish, all the gardens are prepped and bedded.  So far we’ve planted the winter squash, sweet corn, okra and watermelons. Today I should be able to finish putting in the beans, summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and cantaloupes.  Seven large gardens in all.  It will feel good to have it done.

I left the house at about 6 a.m. and came back in around 8:30 p.m. The high temperature yesterday was 91.

I’d call that an honest day’s work.