Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Optimistic Gardener

Today I planted things. In egg cartons. In my kitchen.

I'm the optimistic type. Despite my many gardening failures in the past, I will persist. I actually grew beans, chard, tomatoes and zucchini last year and some of it survived to harvest.  So this year I'm taking it to the next level and "starting" my own plants. I only spent about $20 on dirt and seeds so it's a small investment compared to the plants I bought last year for significantly more money. And the pre-grown vegetables I also bought.

Three varieties of tomatoes, hot peppers, flowers, zucchini and pumpkin have all  been laid to rest in special "starter mix", moistened and covered, and hovered and prayed over.  If all goes well, by this time next month I will be ministering tenderly to well over a hundred tiny seedlings in our decrepit greenhouse shed, and be anxiously waiting till the daytime temperature climbs over +20 and I get them outside and let Mother Nature take a greater hand in their care - that chick really knows what it's doing when it comes to plants and junk.  Me?  I'm merely hopeful.