Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Garden Club

We have to stop meeting like this. Or, rather I have to stop waiting until the last possible moment in the day to post on a specific day of the week theme, especially one that I host, like say... Monday Garden Club.  Cuz yeah, my kids are already in bed and the Gardener is taking his nightly shower and still I'm working on a silly little blog post.  Albeit, the most important garden update of the entire year considering I (with the help of my brother) managed to get the garden planted last Friday, but still, I feel like a slacker for not posting sooner.

The Gardener worked the garden with the rototiller 2 solid nights until the soil was as soft and fluffy as it was ever going to get.  Fortunately, the heavy rain held off until after we planted and actually, Friday was a picture perfect day.  My brother and I were out in the garden for 9 solid hours (giving me one hell of a sunburn on the bridge if my nose and my forehead, thanks in large part to my oversized sunglasses and a ponytail for my hair), measuring and driving stakes, and hoeing rows, and drinking beer, and planting seeds. We planted everything.  It would be torture to make my brain remember everything we planted last week but let me tell you, it was plenty and there will be no shortage of produce at the Feet Off The Table house this year. 5 or 6 kinds of tomatoes, 3 kinds of beans, summer squash, winter squash, snow peas, 2 kinds of okra and enough peppers to make a Norwegian sweat just thinking about it.  Yep, overkill at its finest.  What the hell, it's gardening season!


Strawberry flowers

Anybody else gardening this week? If so, grab the Monday Garden Club button on my sidebar, paste it to your blog entry and link up below with Mr. Linky.


Shady Lady said...

Your garden is always seriously impressive! This is all so exciting!! I can't wait to see everything growing. And I really can't wait to eat what my garden produces. Yum!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Your garden is very impressive. I plan on planting mine next weekend.

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow you've been busy busy busy! I have been working in the garden too but not planting anything. Just weeding and clearing stuff. It needed to be done though.

Out in Them Sticks said...

Yay for overkill! :) You guys are planting two weeks earlier this year, no?!