Friday, May 20, 2011

Playing in the Garden

It just so happens that Charlie is following in the footsteps of his namesake, my Uncle Charlie, in his love of gardening.

Here is my little helper, face and feet covered in mud. Charlie insisted on wearing an old cowboy hat because I was wearing my straw hat.

We finished planting the tomatoes today and think we have almost 20 plants total. They are mostly different varieties so we can look forward to eating some gorgeous salads. While at Ace, Charlie picked up a sweet red pepper plant and said, "This is my favorite". So we planted that next to all our pepper varieties. Cucumbers are finished, too!

Instead of keeping the huge herb planters on the porch, I moved them inside the confines of the garden. They will get more sun and be protected by the little picket fence that surrounds. Summer means lots and lots of basil....and lots and lots of homemade pesto.

Tonight we sat around a bonfire and enjoyed the late spring night.

I was thinking about planting zucchini tomorrow but thinking that Kelly Mc may trade some for tomatoes or habeneros???

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  1. I only planted 2, but I have room and can plant more if you want me to. I have about 12 tomato and 4 habeneros.

  2. Oh, I was just informed we have jalepeno, not habenero, J is done proving his manliness by eating them.:)

  3. @KMcC Real men eat habeneros and wear Nacho Libre tights, which is why I planted two. My garden plan this year=salsa factory.

  4. Amy, I am already planning the costumes-what do you think of the name Uganda Thunda? Nacho will be his partner in mischief.

    Kelly, we have 4 or 5 different peppers, so you can take whatver you want!! And if you change you mind, I will make a luchadore costume for G. McC***inator??

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    ps I'll take some coriander, tomatoes, jalepenos and habeneros for salsa. Wish I was close enough. :(

  6. ps Have I mentioned that Charlie is looking SO old and SO cute?!?