-----the most exciting thng in your life is watching the spinach seedlings develop their true leaves.
I may have solved the mystery of the unknown "weeds" in my garden. My friend, Esther, brought back a planter I'd left with her last spring, and when I watered the soil in it the same "weeds" began to grow. Putting two and two together, I remembered I had dumped the potting soil from my other planters into the vegetable garden boxes. What did all of the containers have in common? Alyssum.
By the way, when we got to our winter home here in AZ, our property was crawling with big red ants from two huge ant hills. The first thing I did was mix up equal parts of 20 Mule Team Borax (from the laundry soap department at the grocery store) and granulated white sugar, and sprinkled several tablespoonfuls over the hills. Within two weeks, all ant activity was completely gone. Kaput. Nothing. I've never found that remedy to fail for eradicating ants.
Tomorrow is library day, thank heavens. Right now we are parked out in front, I cannot see my monitor because of the glare, and Mr. Granny is sighing a lot. He doesn't take kindly to sitting and waiting for more than five minutes.