Half-Moon Farm is what I've decided to call my garden.
I recently went from working 5 nights a week as a night manager at *********, to giving a 3 1/2 week notice. I tend to give 3 1/2 week notices instead of 2 week notices. I'm back in school now and I just wanted more time to spend with my family. A week later, I freaked out, and changed my mind. I went in to work prepared to grovel to my boss, hoping she wouldn't be all like, "Nope, you already gave your notice. No takie-backsies!" Instead, she asked me if I would be willing to work only 3 nights a week. "Yes! I screamed, and then hugged her so there wouldn't be any hard feelings. And I got to pick the nights I worked. I'm now working 3 days, or about 22 hours a week.
But I realized that when the weather's good, I spend 4 or more hours a day in the garden, more than I actually work at my real job. I decided that the garden would be my real job. So I named it. It makes me sound important. I like sounding important. On a semi-related note, I recently took the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. I scored a 19 out of 40. That is higher than most celebrities.
So here's what's happening at Half-Moon Farm:
Four of fourteen plots have been weeded, turned, and planted. And by "plots," I mean a 3'x10' garden bed. This photo shows 3 of them. From left to right: Onions (the tall ones survived through the winter) and garlic and shallots, mesclun and arugula, lettuce and spinach. I also planted strawberries, but the starts that I bought in a (sealed) bag looked dead to me. I didn't have much hope for them, so I bought a set of 25 live plants from Burpee. I'll plant those once they arrive in about 2 weeks. I just realized that I don't have room for 25 plants. Does anyone around me want some?
Shallots. I love shallots. I planted these 11 days ago, and they've already sprouted. This is the first plant that was planted in the garden this year to grow. I bought 3 sets of starts from Walmart. Each contained 5 cloves. 10 of the cloves were molded and rotten, so I only planted 5.
So tell me what's going on with your garden...have you started planting yet?