Monday, May 10, 2010
Perhaps it's the fact that the blood running through my veins comes from so many previous generations who worked the land and farmed for a living. It's almost an instinct when this time of year rolls around I feel the need........... to plant something.
I want to stick something in the ground, water it, fertilize it and watch it grow. And I can tell Ott, E. has some of the same tendencies. When we were house hunting almost 2 years ago, the top priority for us was a big yard with lots of open space so we could have a garden. Once we finally found the right place, Ott, E. started plOTTing and planning where it would go, how big it would be and what we would plant. And last years garden was a success.
But now we are talking about this years garden. Back in March we planted 2 different kinds of potatoes, onions, spring greens and kohlrabi. (There's an old wives tale that you should plant your potatoes before Good Friday.) Then this past weekend we finished planting the garden by adding green beans (yellow and green varieties), tomatoes, egg plant, zucchini and summer squash. As you can see in the picture below the potatoes and onions are doing well and Ott, E. and I can rest easy knowing that the seeds are in the ground, however, now the weeding, watering and worrying about how they all will do can commence.