I have this garden. It’s pretty much the only spot in my yard that gets lots of sun – and is not smack in the middle of the yard. And I accidentally got this plot of land. There was a tree there at one time. Then it was on my house. Then it was out of the ground.
So my gardening luck started with a plot of land that put a tree on my roof. But with that tree came rich and aerated soil from all of the roots. This was a BIG tree.
Out of sheer laziness and lack of faith, I decided to not grow grass. not that I have grass in my yard anyway. does clover count as grass?
Last year, I planted a few things. Mostly seedlings. Plants that had already been created. And the growth was something I had never seen before. And I had planted a few seeds. More of a fun and silly venture with the kids to see if anything actually popped up and grew.
And the seeds – so much cheaper and so much more reward. Growing many huge sunflowers from tiny little seeds. just ask my friend about the sunflowers… Forget the kids, I was amazed!!
So this year, I did LOTS of seeds. *rookie seeder* I did it all wrong. Crowding, not thinning enough, and waaaaay too many seeds. But this seed thing ROCKS. I love the tiny seedlings poking through. And hoping I labeled the area correctly… wondering what this green will turn into.
And now I have lettuce and snow peas. I have beautiful cut flowers in my kitchen right now. All from seed.
Something so small can become something so amazing. I know there’s a lesson in there somewhere…
I love watching the new growth. I love eating from my garden. I’m not so passionate about the maintaining of the garden. Although weed pulling is quite cathartic and a great stress reliever.
And so now I’ve gotten the last of the peas… and the first of the carrots. Probably too early on the root vegetable. But I couldn’t believe it was in there. And waiting on tomatoes and cucumbers…
And now to fight the weeds
-I will lose at this point-
And to fight the Japanese beetles
-I’m winning so far-
And to fight the cucumbers
-why do I forget that they take over every year-