Well, busted my hump today and got the garden planted. It was sprinkling off & on as I was digging, but nothing that would have caused me to stop. Then, right as I was driving the posts into the ground for my fencing I started getting hit by these big, fat drops & hightailed it inside right as the sky opened up! So far I've gotten a 1/2" of rain on my freshly planted garden!
Guess the fence can wait until tomorrow to be put up.
Still waiting a bit to put the peppers in the ground, but it feels good to have the bulk of the planting done (until my fall crops, that is).
Here's the list of what I'm growing this year:
Cucumbers (marketmore 76, Burpee hybrid II, Mexican Sour Gherkins)
Beans (scarlet runner, chinese noodle, purple podded bush, dragon tongue)
Tomatoes (better boy, yellow pear, sungold, grape)
Potatoes (yukon gold)
Sunchokes (in their own, separate space)
Radicchio (if I can find the seeds I bought soon)
Asst. Chinese greens
Oh, and about 6000 maple trees!
As much as I like the shade they provide in other parts of my yard, the mature maples have launched their paratrooper seeds already.