More planting tonight. Cutleaf arugula/cherry tomatoes/sugar snap peas.
Cherry tomatoes went six feet apart and arugula went inbetween. Late to plant arugula but I don’t care- that was zee best part of my garden last year. There’s no sugarcoating it- my garden looks like shit today. But wait a week or so, and you will see something very different. Rome wasn’t....
Speaking of arugula, do you have any idea how they get such perfection in a seed packet? It’s all seeds, no sand/dirt/sticklets/or debris. Pure seed, two dozen perfect tiny orbs per pinchful that someone had to put there. How??? Who collected it? It’s a totally flawless product. Our industry gets little respect. Nobody really realizes how much skill and talent goes into this work except us. It’s probably like that in every industry, especially most school teachers.
Fertilizer prills look like giants in comparison to arugula seed. Horticulture is understatedly cool.
Manless clothing found after a day of toil on a sweltering gardening night somewhere above the Mason Dixon line recently.
Earbuds, reggae, bud light lime= ease of toil tonight. This song kept me company for a while.
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.