Don’t water down what you really want in order to minimize the possibility of being turned down. Be bold and ask for what you ideally want to have happen. If, in the end, you have to negotiate and you end up with not quite what you wanted, you’re still better off than before. The worst thing that can happen is nothing will change and you will be at the exact same place you were before you asked.
A perfect rainy day for my peppers, beans, tomatoes, onions and zuchinni,