A few years ago I began a transition from Ballerina to Horticulturist--my idea: to take up with the garden and abandon the ballet. As fate would have it, I discovered that the two compliment each other...Along the way I've found bobby pins in my wheel barrow and soil in my pointe shoes...the adventure continues!
Friday, May 28, 2010
In less than a week, my zinnias sprouted. Two pretty little rows of them. In just a little more than a week, my bush beans sprouted! I only got one spinach sprout so I am thinking I must've buried the seeds too deep or not deep enough or a bird ate them or who knows? Life and death and seeds bursting forth into plants that provide us sustainence, shade, visual majesty and wonderful aromas are a really cool mystery. But with one spinach sprout, I'm hoping maybe enough eventually for one spinach salad? I'm not an expert on how spinach grows...yet. So far, no pests to report and I have seen new growth on all my transplants, so I think that indicates the roots have taken hold. I have an exciting plan for root watering the tomatoes. In other watering news I'm just playing it by ear that I give them the right amount to drink. I've got wave petunias in a container that seems to be doing quite well. A few of my herbs like dryer soil so I hope not to overwhelm them. I've been happy to see worms moving through the soil, so I think there is lots of hope for my summer veggies. Cross your fingers and send your thoughts.