Thursday, May 21, 2009
Joys of Spring Time
Now that we are attempting to grow a garden I regularly walk through the yard to check on my plants, water and try to get things to grow. On Tuesday, Matt and I went out together...
One of the things we noticed is how there are several branches in our big oak tree that are either already disconnected and ready to impale our cars during the next storm or are dead and need to be cut off. In order to get one of them down I sat on Matt's shoulders and grasped onto the limb, then pulled it down far enough for us to reach. Then for the next 20 minutes Matt worked on breaking it down... we got it!
Then we checked out our garden. Our tomato plant is producing fruit already. Its so cool to see them out there. I am going to try my own hand at fried green tomatoes in the not too distant future :)
And, I think we may be seeing the beginning of some basil. I have never been able to get anything from a seed to grow before. So if this is basil I will be ecstatic. If you want to know how... Round 1 of planting basil (no success)... follow the directions, poke holes and put one seed in at a time... Round 2 of planting basil (possibly success)... dump the entire baggy of seeds into the pot and then stir the dirt around until it is all mixed together. The bag said it could produce up to 120 plants, so I am thinking if I get one I am doing pretty good :)
Posted by traci at Thursday, May 21, 2009