Wednesday, June 04, 2008

My garden ...

My garden has suddenly sprung into action. Things are growing, and most of it VERY quickly. All seeds have now sprouted (we were worried about the carrots, but alas, they have popped up!).

My mouth waters as I look at it - hoping for a good yield of yummy vegetables as the summer continues on. No fruits for us this year. We do have strawberry plants, but chances are they won't grow anything until next year, or the year after. I wish things would start sprouting now, but I also know good things come to those who wait!

But, along with all the plants growing - the weeds are growing as well! I need to get in there and pull those suckers out! Except it rained a lot yesterday and so tomorrow, hopefully the ground will be a bit dryer and I can get out there and take care of those pesky little weeds. Surprisingly, I am looking forward to it.

This might be the first time I have ever been excited to weed - but something happened this year while I was planting the garden. I fell in love with the earth, with the plants, with the soil. And my garden feels like my baby. And I want to tend it and take care of it and keep it growing! And so tomorrow I will go out there (hopefully) and take care of my newest little baby. I will admire the plants growing and dream about all the wonderful items that will be on our table soon because of our hard work in the garden over the course of the summer!

2 comments:

  1. Hi there. Long ago, and far far away, I had a garden. I, like you, loved everyday spent pulling weeds and picking those yummy veggies.

    Now, we are older and down sized our house and land. Not much space for gardening. But; now we plant tomatoes and peppers, etc. in big pots. It is surely the way to go for us.

    Enjoying the best of both worlds in Mississippi.

    Glad you have fell in love with the soil and gardening. It's a healthy way of life.

    Blessings,

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  2. My garden stinks! I guess because it has been so dry and hot already, the tomatoes have yet to bloom, everything else I am giving up on.

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