I have held back, I have resisted the strong urge, I have said to myself, “No! Wait until May 10 – wait until after the final frost date,” but I have the gardening itch! I made my first seed and supply purchase last week, even though I will grow most things from seedlings, I cannot restrain myself from the joy of showing my grandchildren how putting some seed into soil will create something wondrous!
A few weeks ago Gavin and I were talking about how it is almost time to garden daily. He remembers with me that great fun and success we had with it last year when we first planted in cups then later into the garden his Gavin’s Fancy Gourds, not far from Guini’s Birdhouse Gourds and Hunter’s Great Pumpkin Patch, right across the yard from Baby Gemma’s Sweet Baby Watermelons.
As I was explaining how, even though the weather seemed very nice, we still had to wait to plant most things due to crazy last-minute snowflakes and cold nights, he brightly exclaimed, “Nonna – I have a good idea!? How about we go put some ketchup in the ground and grow some tomatoes!??!”
I have to give him props for remembering the tomato-ketchup connection.
The grass is greening, the soil has been turned, it really is spring!…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Introduce Averi to the soil…what shall we grow together this summer???
pictured: gardening fun last summer, Guini at top, Hunter, Gavin, Gemma. Averi at the bottom, the newest seed…