It rained last night. Only two-tenths of an inch, but it was enough to soften the ground up somewhat, so that it was almost easy to dig, and to wash the pollen out of the air, so that I almost felt like digging. So the broccoli plants I bought more than a week ago are finally in the ground.
Such tiny plants at this point. Here's an oak leaf beside one.
Now we get to find out whether I planted them close enough to the house to keep the deer away. I haven't seen tracks that close, but there hasn't been anything growing in that spot that wasn't also growing farther from the house. Will broccoli tempt them closer?
I bought nine plants, that being the smallest pack available. There's only one of me. I like broccoli a lot, but can I eat that much? I hope I can find a gasket for my forty-year-old freezer soon.