Little Jaden from across the street then came over to start planting in his own bed (now that he's finally six). His older sister Micayla has gardened with us since she was his age, but decided that she is now too cool to get dirty. So, he picked one of the platform raised beds (which did not have any weeds in it) and only wanted to plant fruit. It's too early for melons, but against my better judgment, we transplanted a row of some volunteer strawberries (from outside our patch). I also talked him into carrots and beets. His father likes peppers, so we'll plant some of them eventually. He vetoed lettuce and greens. Then, he watered everything in three times. (Most kids like to water, but a full watering can weighs almost as much as he does). Amy also stopped by with her husband to water her seedlings. Finally, when I got home at dusk, I mowed my own yard with my reel mower.
|Before I mulched it yesterday|
Yesterday morning, I hung the Chore Chart and the Garden map in the shed. Then, I tied up two of the leaning peach trees to help them grow straight. Next, I transplanted a bunch of raspberries and then trellised the berries in my plot to keep them from growing over my spinach, bok choy and pea crops. I transplanted more flowers and weeded most of the flower beds. I also watered the neighbor plots, the newest fruit trees, the food pantry plots, and my plot. I planted a food pantry plot of my remaining cold crop seedlings and added a row (and then some) of onions. I weeded more in the flower beds, the blueberry turrets and the food pantry plot and transplanted some volunteer cosmos flowers and holly hocks. I finally mulched the newest fruit trees and the round tulip/lilly bed south of the Garden before calling it a day at 4 p.m. Herschel Craig stopped by to visit Kimball Farms next door (which was supposed to be having their major work day this morning), but no one was there. They must have been at their other site.