As you all know, I'm in a new spot this year for my garden. It was lots of work to get it cleared and tilled but I've got it done. 26x85 feet. I have been impressed at how rich the soil is and how well it worked up. My Mom and Dad were even impressed so it must be good. But now the weed seeds are beginning to sprout. Oy! I can tell that I'm going to have a tough year with weed control since this area has never been worked before.
But I have been planting! On Sunday I planted peas, onions, chard, beets, lettuce and my pathetic broccoli seedlings (they have been languishing and look really sad). I also planted radishes, some french breakfast and some 'watermelon' radishes from seed that I saved from last year. We'll see how they do.
This evening I took a chance and planted out a few peppers and tomatoes. I planted 4 of each. It's still a bit early here but generally Mother's Day is fairly safe and that's coming up quickly- and the forecast is looking good for this week. My pepper and tomato plants that I started really need either planted out or repotted and I don't see repotting happening. My eggplant and tomatillos are also getting huge.
I talked to several of my co-workers about taking some more time off- even if it's just leaving early when it isn't too busy. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything I'm trying to do. Making the new house livable, packing up this place, working to get this place ready to put on the market (very little of this has been done- eeek!), getting the garden in and all the usual home/family management stuff: kids events, laundry, cleaning, cooking, dishes, etc. Whoosh! It tires me out just thinking about it and I'm trying to do it. But on the plus side- I've been sleeping well. That's from me who hasn't slept well in years- I'm so exhausted by the time I hit the bed that I'm out like a light.
Well, gotta go get kids to bed and maybe do a load of laundry before I go to bed.