Posted by meghan on June 23, 2013 at 22:28

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I stopped at the farmers' market on Thursday and one of the booths was selling HUGE seedlings at mind-blowingly cheap prices. So I bought a spaghetti squash and a watermelon, and asked hopefully if he had any eggplant. (No, but he said to check back next week, and if he had any left and remembered he'd bring some. I'm not holding my breath.)

Dropped both the squash and the watermelon into the garden, and they look like they're doing well, three days in. It's meant to storm this evening, but if it doesn't I'll have to go out and water, which I find inexplicably dreadful. It shouldn't be that bad--twenty minutes sitting on the steps and squirting things with the hose--but I hate doing it, for some reason.

I also picked up rosemary and thyme plants, and may try to grab coriander and sage next week. (A dollar a pot is hard to argue, and I often have that much change in my car, so...) I'm currently debating putting some of the basil directly into the ground--the garden proper gets more light than the porch rails do, and I wonder if the basil would be doing better there. It's not doing badly, quite, just...looking a bit sad. Hopefully it won't die. I have a bad history with basil and seem to kill it more often than not, so I'm not wildly optimistic about it.