Between the raindrops on Saturday, Rich and I put in the plants that we’d bought at the Washington Technical College several weeks ago along with bitty seed starts that we’d been coddling indoors for the past few months. The latter has proven very frustrating. The only seeds that have grown with any success has been pea pods, peas, cilantro, and lettuce. Although, the latter die as soon as we put them outdoors.

Our raised beds — in Mount Vernon — now feature five types of tomatoes, three types of broccoli, two artichokes, celery, two types of peppers, peas, pea pods, several types of lettuces (from the technical college), spinach basil, thyme, cilantro, and mystery seed starts… and may be beans if they ever do us the honor of popping out the ground.

We still need to plant squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, and Japanese or Thai eggplant. Oh, and radishes. And tomatillos would be great.

Even though Zephyra isn’t a vegetable or herb, she felt her picture should be posted for everyone to admire. Zephyra thinks the world is a beautiful place with squirrels to chase, fences to climb, plants to hide among, catnip to sniff, and raccoon water to drink.

The picture to the right was taken in Kirkland. As soon as Rich stains the deck, we’ll put the pots (background) on the deck. The pots contain blueberries, raspberries, orange rhododendron, mock orange, apple tree, and baby trees and lilacs. We’ll also be creating pots of lettuce, basil, tomatoes, and pea pods for weekly consumption while in Kirkland.