Goodbye relaxing nights and those extra 20 minutes of sleep in the morning. You are being replaced with garden “engineering” which includes layout, planning, planting, weeding, working, and non-stop love and care!
Today’s project was getting some of our late producing vegetables planted. We did pumpkins, butternut squash, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts and peas. The kids love to help with this and the tween queen planted a container of Morning Glory, Cosmos and Zinnia.
And of course there’s always a jokester in the group!! I knew something was up when the giggling was getting out of control.
If you saw my garden tip on Facebook, these are the little cups I save throughout the winter to use as planters. These are lemon ice and yogurt containers. Poke a few holes in the bottom and they are perfect for starting plants.
You can store these on a tray with sides and fill with water from the bottom so it hits the roots and nourishes the plant and you don’t have to water each one individually or with a sprayer. This is a HUGE time saver!
And now they are gently covered with the sunlight hitting them to begin their growing process. Fingers crossed they all produce.
Hooray to garden engineering, Tina! Doesn’t such activity lift your spirits?
It does life my spirits for a bit and then I am reminded this is the season of “mud”. I have a love/hate relationship with spring 🙂
So right. Mud is a dirty thing. On clothes, on shoes, on pets feet….