Her vegetable garden.
This spring Bossy’s husband picked up the ball Bossy dropped and hi — welcome to Sports Analogy Tuesday. Usually Bossy is all about her tomatoes and tomatoes and tomatoes, but this year Bossy’s husband is growing a few early summer crops such as onions and garlic and lettuce — all which should be harvested before Bossy’s tomato plants grow to shadow them out.
MariaV saysMay 5, 2009 at 6:51 am
You’re testing my memory this morning, Bossy. I was very ambitious this year.
2 types of lettuce
Plants in route to me (I saved by ordering in the winter):
Tomato Health Kick Hybrid
Tomato Black Truffle Hybrid
Tomato Sweet Tangerine Hybrid
Tomato Black Krim
I’m hoping that some of the tomatoes from the plants will be ripe when the lettuce is.
MariaV saysMay 5, 2009 at 6:52 am
P.S. I’m fairly new to the planting. Would you please tell me the purpose on the newspaper?
kristin saysMay 5, 2009 at 8:04 am
Maria: The newspaper acts like a mulch, to discourage weeds and trap moisture in the soil.
Bossy: I’m jealous of your basil plant. I miss the smell of basil. My basil plants are about a centimeter high at the moment. I may have to break down and buy a plant at a nursery, just so I can sniff it.
That sounds wrong.
Audubon Ron saysMay 5, 2009 at 8:57 am
My basil is not as high as yours either. They came out earlier last year. It must be subatomic radioactive particles alongside my fench line from cow shit holding them back. But, my sage is doing great.
Hokie Deb saysMay 5, 2009 at 9:00 am
–>I hope Bossy didn’t forget to plant mint for Mojitos!
Just be careful to put it in a pot or it will take over the garden.
MariaV saysMay 5, 2009 at 10:14 am
@kristin: Thank you for the info on the newspaper.
sonrie saysMay 5, 2009 at 11:49 am
Sonrie loves Bossy’s garden too…just as much as her own. We had everything planted this weekend. Now just waiting for it to come up!
foolery saysMay 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm
If the wind ever stops I could do that. Oh, and if I ever learned how to do that, also.
sugarpie saysMay 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm
Bossy, I sure wish I could get my basil to read a newspaper rather than sit in front of the computer all day.
Grandma J saysMay 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm
I have a feeling this is making the guy at Bossy’s favorite Farmer’s Market sad.
BustersDad saysMay 5, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Bossy, I am really jealous! I waded out into the cloudy weather on Saturday morning and planted tomatoes, fennel, parsley, beets, oregano, rhubarb, and, of course, basil. Then I came back into the house and saw the stack of newspaper that I had set aside to use as mulch…. I was not a happy camper–but I decided it was still lunch time and the newspaper could wait.
Well, the DC weather has been so cruddy that I have not made it back out there. However, your pictures of your orderly plot have inspired me to get back out there as soon as possible to fix the mistake! Thanks Bossy!
Debby saysMay 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm
It has now rained for 12 straight days. All seeds and plants planted have washed away.
Luckily i did nothing this year