Many of you may know Carol from Annie's Kitchen Garden. Those that do, know her affectionately as Granny. She is one of my oldest garden blogging friends. We both started blogging in 2008, though I think I didn't find her until early in 2009. Most people stop blogging after a few years, but Granny is still going strong. You can just tell how much she loves blogging and loves her blogging friends. Personally I'm thankful she has blogged for so long as she is filled with humor and gardening wisdom. I've been gardening for several decades now, but she has even taught me a few tricks. So when she blogged about being diagnosed with metastatic cancer, my heart just broke. In addition she lost the use of her hand and arm for a while so typing was hard. She thought she wouldn't have a garden at all this year. But her family rallied around her and are coming over once a week to help out so she can have the garden she loves so much.
In addition 1st Man thought it would wonderful if all of Granny's gardening friends could come together and garden for granny on their own blogs. He asked for someone to make a banner so everyone joining in would have a way of showing their support. Gammy Tammy made a beautiful banner which I now have on my sidebar. So this gardening post if for you Granny. I'm sure it will be obvious why I picked this one.
Sunday was just a beautiful day. Usually my family plays MMORPG games together every Sunday. We take an hour lunch break, but last Sunday I requested an extra hour. The weather was great and I needed to turn over more soil and plant. My garden plan has the eastern part of the circle garden only having radishes in it in the spring (transitioning to melons come June 1st). But I found when I did a more detailed plan that my space for lettuce was pretty meager. And I hardly needed the whole bed for radishes. So I figured I could put the earliest lettuce in this bed. I'm pretty sure I can get it out by June 1st.