Tending the Gardens

Keith tilled the unplanted part of the kale garden on Saturday.  Tasha and I filled in the many gaps with new seed.  Today I planted marigolds at the end of the rows just to make it pretty – and maybe they’ll repel bad bugs.  We also got the eggplants in, which are in the middle of that garden with onions.  I’m not sure what to do with the other empty section…  This morning we did some weeding in “the other” garden.  Not perfect, but it will slow things down a it.  I assessed what’s growing and what’s not and will have to do some replanting there, too, but it’s not as bad as I thought.  In places.  Planting early this year definitely didn’t help as much as I thought it would.  Every year is a new adventure!

Here are some pics from Saturday’s replanting session.

My planting tools: some cool tea, new kale seeds, and popsicle sticks to mark where the new seeds went.

My planting tools: some cool tea, new kale seeds, and popsicle sticks to mark where the new seeds went.

This is part of a row that's not too bad - just a few gaps to re-seed.

This is part of a row that’s not too bad – just a few gaps to re-seed.

This row - not so good.  Just one plant.  I think I used old seed in this row.

This row – not so good. Just one plant. I think I used old seed in this row.