Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I am so hopeful that this will be the year I have a successful garden. I have grown a few things in the past, but I really didn't know what I was doing. My mom helped me plant some seeds and some baby plants and lo and behold some of them took. And some of them didn't.
I decided this year to get a jump start and plant in these little boxes. All from seed. I put them out during the day and lovingly bring them in at night. I water when they seem dry and talk to them to make them happy.
I will replant them all in about a month into a raised garden in my backyard that Glenn built a few years ago.
I am most excited about my Watermelons. If they take I will be the happiest person in the world. Delicious, organic, freshly picked juicy watermelon cold from the refrigerator is the best thing about summer.
A good friend and gardener extraordinaire gave me all of the supplies and helped me with tips to ensure a successful garden. I told her she would get sick of me because I will be calling at all stages to get advice.
In return I am helping her grind grains and teaching her bread making techniques.
I am definitely getting off easy.
I hope in a few months my garden will be overflowing with tomatoes and cucumbers and my hill will be bursting with watermelon and cantaloupe.
But you know me, if nothing takes I'll be forced to create my own green treats in the kitchen.
And buy a watermelon every day of the summer.
*****Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your kind words of understanding on my Monday post. Through reading so many of your uplifting blogs I have been inspired to be more open and it's truly wonderful.