My name is not Mary, but I have been told that I am quite contrary. I can’t help it, I love a good debate. I call them discussions, my husband calls them arguments. What’s a girl to do? Yesterday, we ‘debated’ over where to plant some bushes that are very small now, but will get to be about 10’ when they are fully grown. I planted one that is actually grass, not a bush, without consulting him and he looked a bit annoyed. Together, we decided on a place for two elderberry bushes that wouldn’t interfere with his driving through the yard. Can you believe that this is an issue? The way our yard is shaped though, it is unavoidable. I didn’t get them planted yet, but soon I will. They will be in tomato cages for a while so they don’t get mowed over. As for the other two, he didn’t like any of the places I wanted to put them, so they are in large planters for now. They won’t be able to stay there for long though. I imagine I will have to put them in the ground by fall.
On the other hand, I believe that I will have an over abundance of plants for my garden. Well, I know I will. I fully expect my garden to be overflowing with vegetables and herbs this year. I have already planted potatoes and onions and lettuce and spinach and a couple of herbs that I purchased from Home Depot. The potatoes are sprouting above ground already and the onions have erupted overnight. I also think I see little lettuce and spinach sprouts, but not sure yet. I have enough of everything to have two harvests this year. When I harvest everything this summer, I will replant and do it all again! YAY!
I have two tomato plants that are ready to be planted. They survived my first attempt at seed starting before the greenhouse was up. My second batch is doing well, but are much smaller. The peppers are growing too, but it seems so slooooowww. I’m trying REALLY hard to be optimistic about my herbs. Not talking about that because this is supposed to be a HAPPY post.
Anyway, seeing all my efforts sprout to life in the garden makes me really happy! I’m really excited to be able to finish planting Memorial Day weekend. I love watching tiny green shoots pop out of the brown earth and say hello to the world. New life. Spring. Hope.
You’ll probably get tired of hearing about my garden, but it makes me happy!
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