Despite blistering heat, Lindsey and I managed to put six tomato plants in the ground yesterday. We dug trenches and then filled them with a mixture of the dirt and compost. While soil tests revealed that the dirt was a good pH (6.60) for growing, the soil was pretty clumpy and clay-like, so hopefully by breaking it up and adding compost our tomatoes will flourish!
With this heat and only a few weeks until the official beginning of summer, we are going to be putting a lot of vegetables in the ground in the next few days. Lucky for us, this heat wave is supposed to be over after today, cooling down from 98 degrees F to a mere 88 degrees F! At this point, we will take any decrease in temperature.
In other news, after sending some supplies back to the art room, organizing the rest, and a thorough sweeping, the shed is finally organized! I wish I had some “before” pictures because the change is pretty dramatic. Anyway without any more buildup, here is the current state of the shed.
It feels good to be able to store our supplies in a nice, clean shed. Hopefully we can keep it that way all summer!