Tonight, after work and after supper, there was still enough daylight to putz in the garden. Actually, there was enough to get the zucchini seeds in the ground. Since I am hoping for only five plants, this wasn’t a monumental endeavor.
Seeds for the dwarf runner bean with big red flowers that I’ve enjoyed for the past couple of years also got planted. These are technically edible, but I have planted them mostly just to admire. I put in ten big seeds.
About six days ago, I was able to plant seeds for the slicing cucumbers (the variety Straight Nine), and these have poked their seed leaves (cotyledons) out of the soil. I am very happy to see them! So far, there are five seedlings. That might be all I planted.
Later this week, I’ll probably plant bush beans and pickling cucumbers. Then the pole beans and popcorn will go in. After another week or so, I’ll think about getting the tomatoes into the ground. Then it will be time for melons and okra (as seeds), and eggplants and peppers (as plants).
As long as I get a few things into the ground each week, I know that it will all get done. That doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes wonder how I’m ever going to get the whole thing planted; I do! But every year, it gets done. My planting gets done the same way eating an elephant does: one bite at a time, and I’m guessing that my garden isn’t the only one that gets planted this way.