Planting a garden is a small act in creating a long term plan. You plant seeds, water, watch and wait. And then one day you see a little shoot of green poking up the dirt. This is my very favorite part or gardening!
The miracle of life and growth always makes me happy! I walk around with a big grin on my face all day. There is nothing like a little miracle to remind me how wonderful life is and how grateful I am just to be alive.
In a few days (or weeks) which can seem like a month, there are visible signs that something is happening: explosive growth (lettuce, spinach, kale and asparagus), sometimes flowers and eventually veggies start to form (zucchini, green beans, pumpkin and tomatoes [I know, they are really a fruit]).
Once the activity starts I turn into a 5 year old in the days before Christmas. Everyday I wonder if this is the day. . . The wait is interminable!
This week the waiting has been a little less painful because we are actually starting to harvest and eat things. Next to watching the seeds pop up, this is my second favorite part – the eating that is!
On the menu this week: fresh from the garden were spinach, lettuce, zucchini, cherry and early girl tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, beet greens and onions. I took some pictures:
There are more garden pictures on Shutterfly, check them out!