Yesterday I finally put some things in the ground I’ve been hoping someone else would plant.
After we painted the house last fall we laid cardboard and plastic along the side wall so the red clay dirt wouldn’t splash up and discolor the siding.
I removed the old coverings underneath which were a few frogs.
I replaced the cardboard with some new strips cut about a foot wide up against the house to deter weeds and keep dirt off the shingles.
Then I scratched the dirt loose with a fork hoe and sprinkled 2+ packets of “Vanilla Ice” sunflower seed along the side of the house is 2 rows approximately a foot apart.
I covered the seeds with loose dirt and moved on to the front of the potager.
I had a pot of herbs that also needed to be planted: parsley, thyme, and oregano.
I spent a lot of time removing ground ivy and other weeds from the front of the potager. Near the entrance path were planted 2 bunches of parsley and oregano. The thyme is near the concrete frog with his 3 silver orbs.
Gardening is a hopeful but wearing occupation.
Are you anticipating a favorite crop?