It has finally warmed up enough around this hellhole for me to plant a few victims and see how they fare.
Yesterday, at the Mart of Wal, I picked up 2 tomato plants, 2 strawberry plants and 2 tomato cages. Last year, the Evil Twin talked me out of the cages (which were only $2.50 each) and we had tomato plants going every which way! We tried to stake them, but those suckers get heavy when they start producing the fruit.
I'm all a twitter with excitement with my new purchases.
I know it seems a little late in the season to plant now, but - trust me - they would have died of frost if I had done this earlier. Soooo, I'm going to get a few more supplies, plant my goods, fertilize, water, and see how things go. I always get so happy when I do this.
It's the possibility of growing something really cool mixed with a touch of anxiety that things won't pan out as I'd like.
We do live in an area where woodland critters run amok. I try to trick them to stay away by a variety of means including spraying the plants with a mixture of crushed red pepper and water. I also add an end of a pantyhose with human hair in it and this year, we're attempting to also grow marigolds around the edible plants. I've heard the smell of marigolds is enough to drive off most of the pesky scavengers.
I'm considering posting a photo of Flatimir, like a warning label: "You eat at my garden and perhaps you will end up dead in our shed."
This weekend looks good to clean out my little planting area and get started. There will be plenty of boring garden pictures along the way, so stay tuned for that! I know it's hard to wait for all that adventure, but you'll just have to be patient.
Happy Thursday, hooligans!