Among the very many sad stories in the news today - Oil hitting $118, food riots, food rationing, children starving - a positive thing happened, after a drenching yesterday - my seeds sprouted. Cucumber, pumpkin, zuchinni, and buttercup squash seeds sprouted, with lovely big leaves after only 2 days. I am so excited!!
These are all vegetables that I've never grown before. I'm really stretching my boundaries outside of my comfort zone. Maybe in the fall I will finally plant potatoes. I would love to kill all the grass between my driveway and my neighbor's driveway and plant potatoes there. But instead of that extreme measure I am interspersing bell peppers, banana peppers, watermelons, and okra with my landscape plants. Do roses love watermelons the way tomatoes love basil? :)
I may have to plant tomatoes in my front landscape next year - I have planted tomatoes in all my back beds the last two years and have nowhere to rotate next year. I guess I will worry about that later. Till then, just hoping the neighborhood dogs don't water my landscape too much.