Because I fell I'm definitely behind on garden work, which is so very depressing but better to heal and be able to go at it full-strength than to never heal completely, right?
Hubby and I did get our potatoes planted yesterday, if you want to call it planting, that is. This year we're doing no-dig potatoes. Hubby tilled up the garden, laid off 3 rows and I cut up the potatoes. The next day we put the potatoes on the ground, Hubby scraped just a tiny bit of dirt over top and we put straw on top of the rows. We threw on a little compost just to hold the straw in place. We are so excited!! It's getting harder and harder to dig as we age and this way we should be able to go down the rows and pretty much pull them out. Again, this is our first year at this but my nephew has done it and had excellent results so it's worth a try. We can't do any worse than last year. Our crop was a bust so . . . why not try it!!! While we were at it we planted onions too, red, yellow and white. My kale is up and producing leaves and the horseradish is already trying to spread further than I care for it to go.
I transplanted the cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower to larger pots and they look pretty good. The tomatoes are looking stronger as well. As I've said before, our potatoes last year were a bust. I only had a few tiny sweet potatoes and they weren't really even worth keeping; but my sweet potatoes are just the very best tasting I've ever had and I've planted from the same potatoes for gosh, I don't know, 10 years now. Anyway, I saved those tiny potatoes and a few weeks ago put them in water, not really believing they would sprout, but lo and behold those babies are producing. Another one of those small miracles that makes me smile!
I have so much going on right now and am happy about it all!! Hope it doesn't take a slippery fall to make you realize how warm the sun is, how cooling the dirt feels on your hands, how delightful herbs taste on your tongue, and how fulfilling life truly can be.