My first day in the garden was a hum dinger. I raked leaves with a leaf rake. I cleared weeds with a bow rake. I dug up five rows with a spade (I’m taking a break from no till gardening as my soil was getting terribly compacted). I further loosened soil in the rows with a loop hoe. I made the rows into raised mounds using compost. Then I planted peas, beets, radishes, round head cabbage (for sauerkraut) and Chinese cabbage (for kimchi). The work really took it out of me! A shower, lunch, lots of water and a good chair are working wonders, though.
The seeds in the basement are doing well. Let’s see if I can remember them. Kale, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, celery, hungarian wax peppers, two kinds of cucumbers for pickles (the tried and true and a new candidate) and Japanese cucumbers. Eight flats. That’s it!
Yesterday I enjoyed a roll around the neighborhood on my Rivendell road bike. That is one fine machine. Not sure I deserve it, but I do enjoy it. Maybe someday I’ll string together enough long rides to get strong so I can give that bicycle the nice long and fast ride it deserves. Until then, it is awfully nice to look at.
Hope you have a chance to get outside today.