The square foot gardens that Ben and Paul built me last year for Mother's Day have made it very easy to garden in this year, despite the surge of end-of-the-school-year activity that's been making life so interesting lately. I got some lettuce, spinach, and pea seeds planted during a warm spell in February and we're enjoying the rewards of that burst of industry. It didn't make a lot of sense to plant many vegetables to harvest this summer since we'll be away for three to four weeks and I doubt our house sitter is going to want to go out in the heat and humidity to weed, water, and pick while we're gone, so I planted dahlias and just a few basil and cherry tomato plants. Oh, and two eggplants for Ben.
It's Ben's birthday tomorrow and we're celebrating today since tomorrow promises non-stop activity. Doesn't he look great?