Inside I planted 36 cells of dwarf marigolds, 4 containers of sweet basil (2 seeds each), 4 containers of Sungold tomatoes (2 seeds in each), 2 containers of Una Hartsock tomatoes (2 seeds each), 2 containers of Black Cherry tomatoes (2 seeds each). That takes care of all the cherry tomatoes I'll be planting. I hope to get 2 nice Sungolds and one each of the others, any remaining will go to Son John.
Outside I dug up and amended potato bed #1 (3' x 12') and planted 45 Red Norland potatoes. Fifteen of them were some I had saved from last year's garden. They were perfect egg-sized, and already showing green sprouts. The other 30 were the 2 1/2 pounds of seed potatoes I had purchased. I think I'm going to have a glut of potatoes this year, as I still have a bag of self-saved Yukon Golds, as well as the 2 1/2 pounds I had purchased. That's one of the problems with getting old. If I had remembered I had two bags of saved potatoes, I wouldn't have bought so many! Once the Norlands were planted, I transplanted 8 Red Sails lettuces that were outgrowing their cells.
I used the moisture meter to check the onions, and they were dry, dry, dry. I packed out 4 gallons of water and gave them a good drink.
That was enough for one day.
**I just signed the petition "Kraft: Stop Using Dangerous Food Dyes in Our Mac & Cheese" on Change.org. I don't eat the cr*p, but many, many children do.
It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link: