the gardening diaries: never ending rain
I'm beginning to think I will never get my garden planted. It rained daily the past week. And by rain, I mean heavy rain. The sun came out Wednesday and Friday afternoon for a little while and to see the sunset. Unfortunately that wasn't enough sun to dry out my plot so we weren't able to disc it up and never got the chance to make any rows. In fact, the night before Kevin left, he was going to test the dirt and see if he could do something, but when the front tires got into the mud, they didn't even spin, they just slid forward propelled by the back tires! And that was just from the rain last Sunday and Monday.
Jessica and I went on a plant shopping trip about a month ago and bought seeds to plant in our gardens. When she planted her seeds on Good Friday, she actually ran out of seeds! I don't know about her, but I really thought I had enough. So after that I decided I probably should look into getting some more seeds. Two years ago I had this beautiful coleus plant with these vibrant colors and I have been looking for another one like it. Since I haven't been able to find one, I googled the plant and found a website that I can buy the seeds. I ended up buying some other seeds too! Like some heirloom varieties of tomatoes and some jalapeno seeds. I couldn't find any peanut seeds (is that how to say it?) so I found another website that I was able to order from. With this being my first time to garden, I ordered three different kinds of peanuts. The ones that I knew to get were the Virginia Reds. Kevin's grandmother told me that those are the best ones to grow so I made sure to order those. I also ordered the Talbert Small Reds because Kevin likes the flavor of small peanuts. I don't know how all of the different kinds are going to turn out but I am excited to see what happens!
The sun finally came out for a full day on Sunday and Monday so if it will just stay out, then it will dry up enough to get some rows made! I have certainly been enjoying this little bout of sunshine and really cannot wait to be able to watch my garden grow in the sunshine!! As I write this it occurs to me that I need to plan out my garden. I want to have a garden year round so I want to plan for that, too. I have read in a garden book that gardeners "orchestrate" the garden to where it blooms and produces in such an order that it's just so beautiful and wonderful to watch.
So yeah, we are slowly but surely getting there! My first year for a garden is definitely getting a rough start but hopefully that will just make it all worth it!