Wife and I finnaly did get the old family 30 foot by 70 foot garden plot fully planted in.
We are late this year by ~2 weeks. On “Argo’s” week my wife was fly-away vacationing back in Virginia State. A good weather week here. Then back she busy wasted away the first fair weather days. Then it rained for three days. Frosted for two mornings coming out of that with clear sky nights.
This year I am helping doing “her” vegetable garden her old family traditional way.
I am deep shovel/mix digging in her loved wide spaced rows 16 inches deep mixing in ~30% of rich manure compost mix.
Ha! I’ve been trying to break this new guaranteed-unbreakable-for-life Mother-Earth/Fiskars all steel spading shovel.
I’d actually bought this as a joke-gift for a shovel breaking neighbor. He’s on his third shovel this Spring. $Wood, $$wood, now $fiberglass.
I have to apologize for ever calling this MENs/Fiskers all steel shovel a joke.
Gardening it is working excellent. I’ve come to like much the oval cross sectioned shaped handle. It really does not get hot out in the sun. And NO hand blisters or slivers.
Ha! The Joke has turned out to be on me. Deep spading/turning I am now running into many head sized rocks never encountered before. Steel “unbreakable” full body weight prying these up and out. The joke is enough garden level volume taken out that I have stepped back from my annual raise back up garden bring-in material height raising.
And now she is insisting on me going back to full garden overhead sprinkler watering.