Yesterday I slathered sunscreen on everyone and went back to work on the garden. Matthew was working on a dog solution for the backyard beds, so I planted out the two front vegetable beds. Rebecca managed one row of peas before she was “bored, Mom”. Each got eight patty-pan squash hills, three yellow and three green squash hills, and a rectangle for radishes and spinach or lettuce.

Once the vegetable beds were done, I watered them and helped Rebecca and the next-door-neighbor’s daughter plant out a flower bed. Sunflowers, morning glories, cosmos, shasta daisies, pansies, and more.

Last, I planted a squash bed in the backyard. Matthew built another box out of scrap lumber (from helping a friend dismantle his deck) and filled it with some of our extra dirt. (We have a bit of extra dirt.) Acorn squash, sugar pumpkins, and butternut squash, two hills each.

Of the seedlings, I now have Roma tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, onions, basil, chives, and the bell peppers are _finally_ peeking their heads out.

Busy, busy, busy!

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