My calendar says Battle of Puebla, not Cinco De Mayo, but a day by any other name would still mean I had to go work the store today. All was not lost however. The mulch for the yard was delivered yesterday and my husband spread all our sections without me. My townhouse mates still have their sections to do, but I'm free as a bird. I did get back from work at a decent time and was out in the garden at 4pm. Half an hour later my corn was planted. I think a Mexican holiday is an appropriate day to plant corn.
Yesterday it was hovering at 50F, but today we got a few little tiny peeks of sun and it warmed up considerably. So I figured I'd be safe. I aerated and fertilized the first bed.
I have four different 4'x8' sections that will be planted in corn, and I'll plant them 2-3 weeks apart. All four will have five feet of corn and three feet of squash. I'll let the squash run through the corn. I want the corn all a foot apart, or twenty plants. I put three seeds in each spot. I'll thin to the best plant. Or reseed if really necessary. The squash won't go out until it warms up more.
After tamping the seeds in, I weeded or a bit. Then noticed the pretty kale blossoms. Why have I never let kale go to seed before? It is so pretty and the bees love it.
I didn't last long weeding. I noticed the rosemary above was covered in dill and borage. I'll get to it. Really I promise. But today is a holiday, right?