Bless you, Goodwill, not only for the regular entertainment, but also for the occasional thrill.
We're landscaping our backyard this week -- finally! I won't confess how long we've lived here with no yard (hm-hmm - years). We installed a patio and raised garden beds last year, but then the summer overtook us. Outside is the last place you want to be in the Arizona summertime. Now we have the sprinklers set and the garden beds filled with dirt. Two pallets of sod arrived this morning and we're in the final sprint.
Gardeners here enjoy two growing seasons each year. (Yeah, I know, isn't that awesome. For the most part, the weather here is gorgeous.) Though it's late for planting a summer garden, I'm not giving up. I'm going to see about adopting some larger plants from the nursery. Even if all I can do is tomatoes. Then tomatoes it will be.
In fact, I'm going to call the nursery right now.
Here's the scoop. I guess it's the tomatoes that are the bigger concern. I'm told the blooms need to "set" before the weather reaches 100 degrees. If I can pull that off, then I'm home free. So, it'll be Early Girl tomatoes or Celebrity. Then, I'm still in the clear for peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, etc. And herbs. Basil goes nuts here. Last time I had a garden, basil was my favorite luxury. Homemade pizza with basil, yum.