In little rows, just like student desks, the new garden plants get used to their new surroundings. I chose varieties that would be the least likely to perish. This include geraniums, basil, parsley and chives. The basil was the one I second-guessed the most. The two professionals at the nursery were divided on basil’s ability to grow outside.
This is the first Spring Break during the lockdowns. Some of my graduate students found out with one day’s notice that after Spring Break, they are to “teach from home.” Home is an insecure concept for some teachers and their students.