Just in time for the 90-degree weather around here (in early April??? I'm so confused), we got our first crops actually planted in the ground! Woohoo!
We'll be growing Amish Snap Peas, whose seeds look exactly like little dried peas, quite high on the cute-o-meter. Thankfully, I had a five-year-old to help me with the row-marker signs.
And then we planted our blue potatoes! My theory was, if you're going to go to the trouble of growing your own potatoes, they might as well be ones you can't buy in the grocery store. Thus, All-Blue potatoes from Seeds of Change. The potatoes had chitted nicely while waiting for their bed to be ready, so hopefully they will make themselves right at home. Unfortunately, my assistant had moved on to more exciting activities, so I was left to make my own row-markers.
In other kitchen garden news, the seedlings have stayed out all night the past two nights. I wasn't intending to harden them off so early, but it's been so warm, I'm all thrown off. They seem happy, but I'm going to have to bring them back in later in the week -- hope they don't rebel.
Funny how much gardening and parenting are alike.