There's more good news- I watered the sad-looking tomato plants, and a few actually survived! But I had also visited Home Depot to pick up a few things. It's amazing how quickly the buggy fills up when you are standing in front of the plants. The possibilities are endless! Leeks? Yes please. Okra- Ok, I'll fry something just this once. Tomatoes? I need more- welcome to the buggy roma, brandywine, and cherry. I don't love cantaloupe, but I probably would if I grew it myself-let's get a few. Lavender? I like the smell and I'm sure I'll dry it and put it in a pillow or something. Paul picked up a habanero pepper (just ask him about the habanero cheese at The Cheese Cupboard in the Village) and watermelon plant- just in case our seeds didn't take. I also picked up some citronella plants to use at a few outdoor tables.
So I started planting yesterday. I had my gardening gloves, knee pad, hand tools, shovel, watering can, etc... I dug two holes and then went crazy from the gnats. Ahh- but I had citronella. I broke off a few pieces, shoved in my hair, and...
Well, I made my way back to the garden to find a neighbor/cafe friend had stopped by. She had seen me working and realized I had no idea what I was doing. (not her words- she was much more kind) :)
In about 10 minutes, without gloves, a knee pad, or citronella in her hair, she dug in and got our plants in the ground.