Monday, April 5, 2010

Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow!

I am growing a garden. I was going to just buy plants from the farmer’s market, but I got antsy, bought a bunch of seed packet and a florescent light, and how I have a bunch of little sprouts growing in my kitchen. I went all out, too, and am growing like ten different vegetables right now. And I have very little idea what I am doing. 

We recently decided on the perfect place for the garden: on the south side of the house where lots of sun will shine and hopefully few deer and other wildlife will traipse. Then I just found out that you can’t plant a garden near a walnut tree, of which we have at least one, probably more, in our wooded backyard. So now I’m not sure what I’m going to do, but I do know those tiny little sprouts in my kitchen are just going to keep growing and growing, and I have but a couple weeks to figure out a plan. 

I can’t tell you how excited I get each day to see how much they change, and how many new seedlings have sprouted. It’s so weird to think one tiny seed can grow into a massive tomato plant or corn stalk or cucumber vine. Same goes for kids I guess: Brady was nothing more than a microscopic nothing, and how he’s a living, breathing, screaming little toddler. Amazing. The more I’m around Brady, and my garden plants, the more I am amazed by life. If all the conditions are favorable, they will grow. If not, they won’t. And I am responsible for their success. Is it weird to feel motherly toward my sprouts? Well, I kind of do, so I guess I’m just weird. Anyway, I will keep you updated weekly on the progress and hopefully success of the garden. Wish me luck! 

PS – if you have any gardening tips, ideas, or tricks, especially when it comes to the walnut tree thing, leave me a comment because I need all the help I can get!!


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