Yesterday I had picked up a container of red romaine lettuce starts at the store. I had also been looking for spinach starts, but alas there were none. Serves me right for waiting till June to add to try to get lettuce going.
I brought it home, and went outside after putting on my gardening clothes, which at this point are some older clothes that I really don’t care about getting dirty, sweaty and stained.
I checked raspberries first since my hands were still clean, and looked over the tomato plants. They survived the ordeal of staking them. They are starting to look a bit more like they had been in the stakes for longer than just a day, which is good since they were a bit of a mess on Sunday.
I then put on my gardening gloves, and grabbed the little shovel I had bought and the pot of lettuce starts and went to work.
It felt so good getting my hands in the dirt and working with the earth again. It reminded me of when I was a little girl and I would go play in the dirt in the backyard, and get covered in dirt from head to toe.
I then gave the area where I had planted my romaine lettuce a good watering. Even though the raspberries and tomatoes got some water yesterday, I wanted my lettuce to get watered right after being planted. Yesterday had also been hot, so I figured that it wouldn’t hurt the other plants to get some extra water since I have no idea the last time they were watered prior to that, other than from the rain we have gotten recently.