Gardening : Trial Runs + Beginnings

Garden time!
I haven’t planted a garden since my Grampa died, over 10 years ago. Gardens remind me of him. Then, and now, I just have never seen the point of planting anything I can’t EAT.

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This was my “trial run” – potted herbs bought from the grocery store.
They have neared death many times already.
We seem to be in a steady two-way relationship now.
I water every day, they make my food yummy every day.

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This was a sunflower seed we planted at a homeschool group. Our bean-stalk project last year birthed ONE BEAN before it died, so we’ll see how we do with this one… So far, so good.

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All was well, so we ventured this past day off into deeper waters.
Tomato starters.

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A blueberry plant (apparently we need a second so it can “mate” – who knew??).
And should I even ask – WHAT is mushroom fertilizer? Do mushrooms actually poop??

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Red AND PURPLE!! raspberries. I never knew there WERE purple raspberries! I hope they don’t taste like crap, because I’m really excited! They’d better grow…

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More herbs…

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And the piece de resistance – an APPLE TREE for our front yard!
Tt was so excited about his blueberries and his apple tree, he actually snuggled them the whole way home.
I hope he’s just as excited about weeding…

Let the growing begin!

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4 Responses

  1. Are purple raspberries blackberries? I’m jealous of your blueberries. They don’t grow here and I LOVE them!

  2. Mindee : I have no idea what purple raspberries are. I just hope ANY raspberries – or blueberries – grow! Pouring rain this weekend… Hope that helps them all ;-).

  3. Good luck with the gardening – patience and loads of it – but so worth it. xv

  4. Vicki : We’ll wait and see how we do!
    Naturally I prefer a more instant approach to my food, but we’ll give it a go.

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