Tonight I got the strawberry runners dug, planted, watered and mulched. I planted them just over a foot apart in two staggered rows. The book said one row, but I can only dedicate this one bed to them, so it will have to do. I will keep all blossoms and runners cut off for the rest of this year, mulch over the plants after the first frost, then rake the mulch off of the plants in early spring. Then I'll let them fruit, but keep the runners cut off. At least that's the plan.
They look so good right now, but I wonder what they'll look like after tomorrow, when we're expecting it to be 101F. According to the book, they should survive just fine. We'll see.
I think I'll head for the bathtub. Just look at the little scratches all over my legs! Those are from trying to get through the squash patch to pick squash and zucchini. Those things are wicked! That big black spot on my foot is where I put some antibiotic on it after I dropped the 5-gallon bucket of compost on it. The dirt stuck to the ointment, so it's probably really nice and sterile....NOT! I wonder what that bucket weighed.....
I took the scale out and weighed a bucketful, it was 28.6 pounds. On my foot. I don't know how many of them I carried out to the garden today, at least six not counting the wheelbarrow full that I wrestled through the door, almost wiping out the marigolds!
My kitchen is a mess.
I'm soooo tired.
Will this day never end?