The weather was a little slice of heaven!!! I’m not gonna lie: we maybe got to see the most gorgeous clouds of all time! They were as fluffy and intricate as the peonies that are blossoming near the blueberry patch.
We planted watermelon, peppers, and the remaining miscellaneous surprise that was still in flats. Jackie had just found a companion plant book earlier that morning, and (by stroke of pure genius or luck– we’re not quite sure) learned that monarda goes great with tomatoes. We had extra of both. We planted them together to get a wonderful, enhanced tomato flavor. Those are growing together now in one of our sunniest possible locations. I can’t wait!
We also tended the potato mounds, which may or may not have been pilfered by rabbits. Another suspect is the deer that most definitely have been spotted on campus at times— we even found their tracks!!! Possible counter measures include a homemade garlic and cayenne pepper spray remedy. We also edged the plot with marigold seeds (another well-reputed rabbit repellent, au natural).
Robbie and I spaced the radishes a little more accommodatingly. We got to see their stems fade from green above ground to red to pink to white, underground.
Finally, we gave everything a good watering, including the new fruit trees. It is amazing how dusty the earth can get after just 24 hours without water. Starting this week, we’ll be more attentive about smart watering times. Morning may well be the best chance we have for the water to really soak in.
Thanks, again to everyone who came out. Your ideas are proving invaluable!
~Molly A. H.