While most people were laughing with family, roasting hot dogs and swimming in pools, we were doing what any other normal person who lives in the frozen tundra of Evercold Town with no immediate family around would do.
Plant a garden.
If there is one piece of advise I could give to any person trying their green thumb on for size, it is this; make sure you have little kids with you.
No really, it's a must.
If you don't have any of your own, borrow some.
They are so helpful.
They eat the extra bean and corn seeds that get dropped on the ground, they step all over your freshly planted seedbeds, and they are sure to pick any "unwanted" blossoms that may appear of your little tomato starts! Ha ha!
Okay okay, honestly, it's just plain fun! Usually.
And I just have to say, I have often wondered at the consistency in which people give me a hard time for not making my kids wear shoes in the backyard.
I don't see the big deal. Shoes are so overrated.
If I had made my kids wear shoes while we planted the garden, I would have missed out on these!
And that would have been a tragedy.
Once we got our meager garden in, we did what any other normal person worried about strong winds and potential frost at night in the middle of June would do.
Cover our beloved starts.
And since we are all about face around here, we made sure to get the fancy covers! We would NEVER use something so cheap as milk jugs and other such things as plant covers.
Just kidding. They really do work great!
And lookey lookey lookey! A pea shoot! Hooray! Since we planted on Memorial Day, this is the first sign of green that's NOT a weed!!
There is hope for our garden after all.
Last year the only things that really grew were our tomatoes, zucchini and squash. Our corn, spinach, beans, cucumbers, watermelon, and broccoli were a bust. Onions, carrots, bell peppers, and peas did okay. Our strawberries and raspberries are looking better!
We are hoping for bigger and better things this year!
So, what is your FAVORITE thing to grow in your garden?
If you don't have a house, have you ever tried container gardening?
We did once.
Our biggest watermelon grew to the size of a tennis ball.
We gave up after that.