The state will allow hand watering 25 minutes between midnight and 10 a.m., three days a week on an odd/even schedule, and it will allow filling swimming pools.
Look out! It's going to be crazy as people let all this newfound liberty go to their heads.
I'm glad about this, because Ryan has been very eager to have a garden. But I'm also a little sad about this, as my built-in excuse for not having a garden has just been demolished. The reason I didn't want one? My (in)famous black thumb. I sure would hate to disappoint Mr. R by murdering all his plants. He loves plants and talks in a loving voice to his venus fly-trap every day.
However, I strongly suspect that my black thumb has less to do with ability and more to do with interest. Since Ryan will be very motivated to keep up with the garden, especially since we HAVE to hand-water according to the Authoritahs, then whichever plants we might be growing will actually have a fighting chance for survival. :o) And I do like having fresh food available that I don't have to go to the store to get. We always had gardens when I was a kid--this is my chance to look at a vegetable garden as a fun way to avoid going grocery shopping (not that I need a good reason) instead of a horrible, weedy, bug-ridden chore.
I'm thinking a few basic herbs and something leafy. Maybe tomatoes because I think that even I could grow them, but those nasty fat green grub-things really gross me out.
We'll plant whatever we plant above ground, since digging in Georgia clay is near impossible for the likes of me. I definitely have no interest in that. Anyone have suggestions for enclosures or containers? I have a friend who is very green-thumbed and she's suggested a container brand before, but I'm spacing on the name of it just now.
I have a great book about gardening with kids somewhere. It's called Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots. Think I'll locate it today and see what we can get going. Look for me at midnight, hand-watering my garden!