This week I am returning to FOLK Magazine’s Journal Agenda Challenge and love the topic!
Be brave and break out your GREEN thumb!
I am so excited to welcome spring. I plan to savor every minute of perfect weather and discovering what is growing in our new yard. The tenant before us had planted a little garden with some unruly looking plants. I was tempted to yank everything out of the bed several times throughout the winter. Luckily, I was too lazy to bother. The other day I noticed that those plants appear to be eggplant and asparagus. I can’t wait to see what else pops up.
Years ago, I spent way too much time drooling over pictures in gardening magazines and planning my garden. In the spring I would plant wonderful herb and cutting gardens. I learned how to companion garden, creating gardens for both vegetables and flowers. When we lived in Mississippi, I would jump into gardening in March. I learned to wait until May in Ohio. Unfortunately, I lost my passion for gardening in the past few moves and feel a little out of touch.
Be FREE to dig!
This spring I am feeling the need to dig! Instead of the elaborate gardens of my younger days, I think I’d prefer a smaller container garden. I want a small vegetable and herb garden, with some plants for cutting bouquets. Container gardening will allow me the freedom to plant without the responsibility of keeping up a large garden, and the time to discover what might already be planted.
The local garden center was my first stop. I was inspired walking around the various colorful and fragrant plants.
It was thrilling when I laid out my new plants with the various old pots and discarded wood containers I found this winter.
For now, I have rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, eggplant, asparagus and onions. I planted marigolds (to keep away the bugs), zinnias for cutting and various succulents. I still need to buy tomatoes, peppers and more cutting flowers.
My advice is to be FREE to dig! It can be a big elaborate garden or a funky container garden. Do what you can and enjoy getting your hands dirty! Be brave and break out your Green thumb!
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Here’s to spring!
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