Posts Tagged ‘seedlings’

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One of the best parts of gardening (besides harvesting and preserving and eating and well, everything!)  (OK, not everything… weeding sucks.  And thinning. That’s no party either.) is seeing the first seedlings pop up in the garden bed.  The lettuces, spinach, swiss chard, cucumbers and the beets are ALL sprouting!!  HEEEHEEE!! Cut to me doing a little jig in front of my 9′ x 6′ plot. If you can call it that.  No matter!  I have sprouts, MY garden has sprouted!!! Now if the only the zucchini, carrots, green onions and potatoes would come up… so exciting! I’m telling you, to me it’s like opening presents. Thank goodness for square foot gardening, or I wouldn’t have been able to wrap my mind around growing so much on such at tiny piece of dirt.  Now if I can just keep the kids and the dog out of that area for a while.  Yeah, I can’t see that happening either.

I found this little gal hanging out on some mint that has gotten pretty unruly, as people who have grown mint know, is normal. It pretty much takes over, so if you aren’t going to be vigilant, don’t plant it, unless you really like it. When my dog was a pup, we had a large patch and that’s were she would like to go to do her business.  Yeah sorry, I went there, but it’s true. Whenever she came around smelling like spearmint, we knew what she had been recently up to. Ugh. The smell of it triggered that memory for a long time. I’m so happy it doesn’t anymore, since I LOVE mint. I apologize again, wholeheartedly. Moving on…

There have been quite a few ladybug sightings in our yard since it has warmed up,  and I’m thinking of picking up a praying mantis ootheca (oh yeah, it’s a word) from the garden store to add to my beneficial bugs list.  Not to mention they look cool. Really cool. Heh-heh, I like bugs.  Except for gnats, and mosquitoes… well that’s a whole another list!


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Enough said, right? No way! Never enough good things can be said about this time of year.  It is completely worth the swollen eyes, runny nose and constant sneezing just to feel the warm sun on my shoulders again, and a cool breeze through my hair.  Time to dig and plant and grow and watch.  So much to look forward to.

My garden area is prepped and planted thanks to a friend that recommended a book on square foot gardening.  Living in the Burbs has it’s downfalls as I have a extremely limited growing area.  But, it didn’t stop me from planting a bunch of seeds I’ve never grown before, so we’ll see how those turn out. Even drew up a garden layout (really, I’m that bad about listing stuff!) so I can reference back when the seedlings start to come up.  I’m a gardening goof. I can’t help it.

More on that LATER!!   I swear! Cross my heart and everything…

Now my new question is why are there always  nagging feelings to scrub down everything this time of year. I’m cleaning the room fans??? I’m vacuuming under and behind the couch??? And don’t forget those dust bunnies under the refrigerator.  What the heck is up with that?  Sorry, I didn’t mean to get all Seinfeld on you. I just wonder if there was some scientific reason why people, (I know I’m not alone!) feel this urge every year.  I don’t have the world’s dirtiest house… or for that matter the cleanest, but this is above and beyond my normal day to day whipping the house into shape.  Oh, what I would give for some indentured servants right now.  Totally voluntary of course.  The kids aren’t quite old enough to order around… yet. (insert maniacal laugh here)

Ah…there’s something wonderful about Spring. Heehee!

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