Planting Day in the Piedmont

Good morning, my friends!  Guess what today is based on Mr. Almanac?  It is the blessed day you get to plant your summer garden.  I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!!!  Needless to say this will be a very short post as I must get started planting.

Since our last ‘chat’ I decided to add yet another row to my edible landscape.  I know…I know…I really need a farm.  🙂  Regardless, I must work with what I have right now and I am working it GOOD!!!  I now have five rows, an area around my mailbox and an area around my lamp post.  Today I will be planting tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, peppers, okra and green beans.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it and remembering the deliciousness from last year.  Here is a picture of my bounty from one morning last summer:

Deliciousness...© 7 2010

Three rows, folks…just three rows of veggies produced approximately this much every single day.  It was amazing and the reason I am chomping at the bit to get outside and get started on this .  So…here is your “BEFORE’ picture:

BEFORE © 5/7/2011

 I will post my “AFTER” picture this evening or in the morning dependent upon my level of exhaustion. 🙂  I hope you all are doing the exact same thing today or tomorrow.  If not, the next good days for planting above ground crops are Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th . 

Bib overalls on?  Check!  Coffee in hand? Check!  Gabe and Bailey (my Goldens) requesting their collars?  Check!  Well then, it must be TIME to get outside and get started!  Whatever you are doing today – enjoy!  I know I surely will~


  1. Roberta Thompson says

    Sweet T….I so wish I were there this year to be a part of this fun time, I surely enjoyed it last year. I am looking forward to your being here so I can plant mine maybe the next weekend? My Ken got away before I knew he was leaving and I failed to get mine started, going to Lowe’s this weekend to get the peat moss. Need those tomatoes, etc you have grown from seed for me, just doing a short row, you know. It will be nice to go out to gather however. I know Pappaw is there watching you! Happy Planting! Mother

    • I wish you were here, too, Mother! I miss you!!!! It just won’t be the same – that is for sure. You know I will gladly help you with yours…I love you! PS Happy Mother’s Day to the best Mother…ever!!!

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