Well, I’m trying to, anyway. I’m not much for growing things. But, I love the idea of it. What could be better than fresh veggies from my backyard? Free of pesticides, full of fresh garden flavor… So, a couple weeks ago, I picked up a few packets of seed, some organic potting mix, and some planting pots. Then, the boys and I went about our way, filling pots (and a few sand buckets), and burying seeds. I’m still not sure we did it right. Our procedure was a little haphazard. There are definitely too many seeds in each pot. I’m not even certain what we planted or which pots we planted it in. (Though, I’m pretty sure I planted the green onions in the green sand bucket.) We may end up with some sort of bizarre half-carrot, half-beet mutant. It’ll be fluorescent orange. I’ll call it a beerot and serve it roasted with goat cheese. The local newspaper will come to take pictures of my gardening anomaly and I’ll win a prize at the state fair!! Or, maybe we’ll just end up with some regular vegetables, which would be pretty cool too.
It’s been a couple weeks now. There’s been snow during this time. I shuttled my table full of planting pots and sand buckets into the garage for a few days. But, I’m not sure if I saved them. There are no signs of the carrots or tomatoes. Poor, poor carrots and tomatoes. But, my beets are growing! And the basil! And the green onions!
I haven’t really thought this through. To be honest, I didn’t really believe that anything would grow. But, now I’m the proud mama of some baby beet plants. I feel that motherly urge to care for my young. I think it’s time to clear a patch in my backyard to give my little babies a proper place to grow.
Keep your fingers crossed!