Thursday, April 1, 2010

Impatient Garden Award....

...goes to me!

I have gotten a lot of my seed orders, but none of my plants (they are all coming in the second half of May). I couldn't wait. So today, I went out and got a few starts from a cute little local nursery called Gardenmeister's. I picked up all brassicas, and a couple of hardy herbs. Then I planted my red sunflower, pea, lettuce, chard, and kale seeds in the new beds. I configured them according to a bit of square foot gardening, and a bit of companion planting. It was so great to sit out there, making a garden plan, sitting IN my garden!

I have missed this so much! And to think, I thought I could live without it at one point. Nope. I really can't. I am very content this week, with my garden gloves in this heavy, beautiful soil, digging away. My kids are usually out there with me. A friend let us borrow a child sized wheel barrow so even Logan is big enough to help. They have LOVED that! Even the non-gardening husband of mine was out there. (He likes scoring brownie points by helping me with stuff he would never do on his own.) He did a lot of the heavy lifting yesterday while I spread the soil, and put it all where I wanted.

This year, I picked up a few garden gadgets I have never had before.

A 2 pack of good garden gloves and a pair of garden clogs. These have already proven invaluable and I keep wondering how I ever made it without them before (a lot of dirt in my house and under my fingernails apparently). The wheel barrow is new too (thank you, tax return) but I had one of those... it just broke two years ago and we are just now replacing it.

Anyhow... I am garden babbling. But only because I am crazy excited!




Helisa { mamabean } said...

Coming along so nicely! Love those garden clogs! Very cool!


3Gs4me said...

So lovely to hear how happy and at peace you are with your lovely garden. I had a flash back for a minute while seeing the first pic as my step mom had those same jars. :)

ColorSlut said...

There is nothing like a good garden to make you feel good. I'm glad you are jumping on it!

Shirley said...

Am so jealous that you've got plants in the ground. I think that I'm going to wait until the end of the month. 3 hail storms in the past 2 days must be a sign. LOL!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

We have hail too... I am just ignoring it and hoping the plants will still grow. :) I think they will be fine honestly. Unless we have a really hard frost, which I doubt. But we will see. I may have blown $12 on plants yesterday. ;)

Shauna said...

I am really enjoying reading your garden posts! :-)

I saw you purchased some seeds from Territorial- I just found out that they get their seeds from Seminis, which was recently purchased by Monsanto. :-/ So I'll be getting mine elsewhere next season.... just fyi in case anyone else out there didn't know that!

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