Monday we had some errands to run around Amite and Hammond. I told Roy I’d like to find a metal table to use outside to have a place for repotting plants, etc. He said he previously saw a glass and metal table at the junk yard. It’s a big yard with junk in it! They sell whatever people give them! As we were driving down Highway 16 towards downtown Amite we passed by there and stopped. I love stopping there to see what they have for sale.
I looked at the round glass and metal table but it just didn’t ring my happy bells. We saw a rectangular glass outside table with metal trim and legs. We both agreed not only could it be a gardening table but we can use it for when company comes to eat and visit! We need to get an umbrella to go through the hole in the middle of the table for shade. I’ll take a used one if anyone wants to give us one!!! We settled on a great price with the young lady at the junk yard and Roy figured out how to strap it to the top of our truck bed cover to bring it home. A nice policeman followed us home I guess to make sure the table didn’t fall off and cause an accident.
I cleaned the table this morning and the next phase of gardening began. Most all of my little vegetable and fruit seeds have grown big enough plants to transfer them to bigger pots. That took a long time but I got to know them all really well. I’ve always talked to my plants even before having dementia. They respond well, so if you haven’t tried it start talking to yours! It will be a while until these tiny plants are ready to go in the garden but we now have a kitchen floor full of pots. It was not sunny today but spending hours outside was such a blessing!
These pictures above were taken before the table got full and I finally realized that sitting down in a chair made the whole process easier…………… duh!
The brussells sprouts plants from last year have been replanted down by the pond. There are seven of them and when I took them out of the container they were in I saw tiny brussells sprouts growing! We’ll see how that turns out!
I also planted 5 more peanut plants down there. I planted 6 last week in the front of the garden along the fence. I just planted the 5 peanuts and 7 brussells sprouts and after an active day I am pooped out. I’ll plant more peanuts tomorrow. The soil down there with what Roy added and tilled is beautiful and so easy to work with, it’s just the bending and digging that’s rough! Thanks again honey for my second garden!
I have mirliton vines and potatoes ready to plant. Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will have freezing temperatures at night. Once that is past I’ll begin planting those in the garden. The watermelon, cantaloupe seeds have nice size plants now and will be planted down by the pond then. The cucumbers will also be ready for the garden and will be planted on the same end that the mirliton vines will be on growing up the fence Roy constructed!
This is what a mirliton vine and mirlitons look like. Roy’s mama always had one and we enjoyed many of her stuffed mirlitons!
Roy created rows in the garden last week. It’s beginning to take shape. It’s only growing a couple of weeds right now but soon it will be filled with lots of vegetables.
Ya’ll have a blessed weekend!