The strawberries have started. I picked a good handful of them. But even more exciting . . .
My daughter decided to come home for the summer for a couple of months. And she brought her dog with her. I lost my dog a few years ago. It is nice having a dog in the house again. Well except the chewing and the fur. My daughter timed her visit well. She loves strawberries. I picked the first ones right before she showed up.
So with the kids here (my son is up to visit for Mother's Day and to see his sister and the new dog) I haven't been gardening much. I did decide my neglect wasn't doing the basil plants any good and I planted them which took all of one minute since the bed had been prepared when I planted the fava beans. But the basil was outside and wilting and getting sunburnt. I figured if they were going to get sunburnt I might as well just plant them. At least they won't wilt from lack of water then. Or too much when it rains.