Strange thing the sun. It came out yesterday, rays blazing, and all of us in Connecticut left our homes, stripped off our clothing and fell to our knees in joyous rapture. Hours and hours of warm genuflection, livers and kidneys freshly full of vitamin d production, skin burning, faces upturned, hands over eyes, squeals and shrieks of glee from all corners.
An early summer start with temperatures hitting 91. For us, it meant Kyle’s first tee ball game and then home to join the solar worship.
Things will cool off a bit, but we are fast approaching our no frost zone. That means it’s time to get several things in the ground to join the peas and their pleasing poking. I put in several transplants of lettuce. I really like the constant giving of leaf lettuces and this first planting includes lots of those. My wife prefers crisp options so I’ve got a few romaines in as well. I will plant more each week so that I’m hopefully retiring older plants in favor of new ones.
I also planted chard and carrots. I’d like more carrots this year so I also added some random seeds into a deep container. After that, I also plunked in some beets. I should have radishes peeking through the soil this week too.
And now, in earnest, begins the season of dirt under the fingernails. And on the face.