Come join me today as I work in my veggie garden.
because I have a lot of work to do to turn this into a workable garden.
I hope I can make it not only functional, but also pleasing to the eye. Unfortunately, I got distracted by a noise.
By the time I had grabbed my camera, two street sweepers had passed by my house.
Even with two passes, it looks like they didn't do a very good job.
One street sweeper turned around while the other one continued to sweep the street.
Golly, the city had called in reinforcements.
I watched mesmerized
as what appeared to me to be a slow dance between machines.
I kept snapping photos until I realized how high the grass had gotten nearly overnight.
That was when I got bored and decided it was time to get back on task.
Where was I? Have I not mentioned I get easily distracted?
Oh yes, I was cleaning out my pots so I could plant seeds.
I was near the end when I started on this pot. Do you see the ants? They were everywhere, but they may not show in the photo. I see several on the big leaf to the left, but it's hard to tell because they are all carrying my precious soil away.
I don't like ants. I especially don't like them when they are crawling all over my hands, arms, and clothes. So, one quick photo and I'll be back tomorrow. For now, I must get these ants off me!
Fast forward about 24 hours and note my tools of the trade.
I've just planted radishes
in the ground, not a pot.
I also threw some cantaloupe seeds in the ground that my friend Sally saved from a cantaloupe she purchased earlier in the year. I covered the seeds with a bit of soil and some wet leaves so the seeds will have a chance to develop.
I managed to clean the rest of the pots and plant my sweet basil seeds.
I didn't have the heart to remove the dill I found growing in this one.
I finally have the pots in the approximate place I want them.
The garden doesn't look too bad from this angle,
but photos are often deceiving.
Unfortunately the garden looks a bit wimpy from the street side. Note how high the grass is in the back yard. That's definitely not a good sign.
However, it's incredibly wet right now, and you can't mow mud!
If you made it this far, I promise to not show my garden again until either the end of the month OR the first of June. And thanks for visiting, since this is less a hobby and more a chore at the moment.