Each year I lay out the garden plan in meticulous (in my own wholly-unmeticulous way) detail. And I stick to it.
But I really enjoy the reality of the garden space as opposed to the griddish limitations of excel. In real life, cell b17 can actually hold some plants and I didn’t account for it in excel. What this means is that around the edges, within the nooks and crannies, I just start sticking in plants and seeds.
I find that greens can go pretty much anywhere until the heat really starts. Peas shoot up straight and do good things for the soil. Raddishes will go anywhere.
And today was some random broccoli planting.
Kyle is a good kid who really likes to see what’s going on in the garden. We’ll be planting his peppers later, but today he was very happy to help with the broccoli.
Are those the roots Daddy?
Yeah. That’s them.
What do they do?
What do you think?
Umm.. they hold it up. And drink water.
Yeah that’s pretty much true.
But the dirt makes it grow, right?
Yeah that’s true too.
Now we’ll see if both Daddy and Kyle will eat the broccoli when it’s up.