To make things even better, the heat has lessened a bit and the rains have finally hit the ground. The air is thick but at least you don't like you ran into a wall the moment you step outside. Since moving I have tried to get settled as soon as possible. The one sad this about moving this time of year is that you really cannot grow a thing. Plants should be planted by July. Last summer my deck garden was no good. First off the deck was made in a way that basically block all possible sunlight from hitting the plants. Then the dreaded BLITHE took over. My tomatoes were done for. I tried to re-plant a few things with no success. My garden was a failure.
After much debate this year, I decided to save all of my pots and the little bit of leftover soil and bring them along on the move. Yes, I refused to buy condiments for a month but squeezed in $1 pots and about 1 small pot worth of soil. Oh well, I kind of lost some of my logic there for a while.
Anyway, since moving I bought a pre-grown basil pot and started my own seedlings. I love fresh basil. I was hoping to try an get some tomatoes too. The problem was not tomatoes but the soil itself. For the life of me I have not been able to find a bag of garden soil smaller than 100 LBS anywhere. I do not want that much soil. The search will continue a few more weeks but till then I am very content with the basil.