I've been trying for a week now to get those danged plants in the ground and the weather just has not cooperated! First it was too cold. Then it rained for days on end. We were supposed to have a sunny start yesterday and turn to rain with rain till about now today (early afternoon) and then sun again for the later afternoon. Well, I got around to planting stuff at about 2:30 pm yesterday. I planted tomato plants. I planted cabbage and broccoli plants. I looked at the clock. I looked at the sky. It was getting darker, but no rain yet.
Mandy said, "It's going to rain!" I said, "It isn't raining YET!!" So,we plugged on... I planted lettuce plants. I planted pepper plants. Drip. Drop. It tried to start raining, but held off a bit while we gathered our stuff and got everything stored away in the house or on the porch... We were safely inside and I was busy complaining about how badly my lower back hurt before the rain ever really got started. I was bent over in that garden for FOUR hours! My lumbar spine, where I have the degenerated discs, is still killing me almost 24 hours and a Vicodin later! My arms are sore. My thighs hurt. Who ever thought gardening could be SO much work! LOL I guess those are muscles I just don't use often enough... I waited till I went to bed last night to take the Vicodin though as it is a strong one (strongest that them make). I knew it would help me get to sleep and it did just that!
We had quite a bit of rain last night and again this morning, but the sun is up now and all looks good!