The garden is planted! HURRAY! I tried a different approach this year. Take my time. Buy only seeds that I plan on planting. Save seedlings for the last moment. I usually buy everything all at once and then the seedlings sit in tiny, dry, flower pots for a month before they go into the ground. This year I started working the ground by hand around mid-May (double digging with a potato fork and spreading "brown gold" composted horse manure on top). We decided to go for a low maintenance garden this year since we weren't planning on doing one anyway (and with baby #2 on the way... which I haven't mentioned here on the blog yet... Yup, 21 weeks pregnant and due in October, we are very excited! A low maintenance garden will be key to planting it next year with a 3 year old and 8 month old). So I made 4'x4' rows and 4'x4' aisles. We are allowing the grass to grow up in the aisles and I am mowing them. So far so good.
New to the garden this year is our back porch. Mr. Meanie pulled it off the house when we tore down the ell and instead of burning it we added it to the garden to help block weeds at that end and also as a tent platform. It is a little wobbly but should work fine. I planted perennials from the front beds (that were destroyed in demolition) around the platform along with sun flowers and pumpkins.
I am most excited about the potatoes popping up. This year I didn't let them set out for a few days after cutting the eyes up. Instead I used 3% hydrogen peroxide to help "heal" the cuts and immediately planted them. Before a rainstorm too... I am pleased so far that they didn't rot!
I hope that your morning is going well!