Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's Plantin' Season

I love the smell of dirt.

The earthy, wet, and sweet smell of organic material in it's humblest form.


God surely knew what He was doing when He created this world with all it's many cycles of life that are contained on this globe.

My Sis and I got busy today doin' what we do. We planned our strategy or more like I was whipping out seed packets and getting ready to plant while my sister being the studious one that she is, read the directions on the packets and separated the seeds into categories. After looking over my shoulder and realizing that she wasn't on board, I hopped to it and joined in the proper planning and categorizing. There are a pile of seeds we didn't end up planting because they need to be sown directly into the soil after the last frost. Seeds such as:
  • onions
  • carrots
  • kale
  • spinach
  • lettuce
  • garlic chives
We did however get to plant quite a few things and it was quite the nice time. I love spending time with my sissy and I love the prospect of food as well. It is such a cool thing to get to plant a few seeds in some dirt and with the addition of water, wait for the little sprouts to pop up. As a child, I never knew that watching plants grow would be such a thrill. Well it is. Here is what we DID plant:
  • cayenne peppers
  • jalapeno peppers
  • pumpkins
  • cucumbers (regular, lemon, & pickling)
  • broccoli
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • I'm sure I've forgotten a few. It's late...
As you can see in the above picture, we still have a lot to plant. I will be getting more seeds this weekend and finishing what we started. I'll just say the obvious, we are lacking a huge staple in everyone's garden. Ummm....TOMATOES!

I sure hope this black thumb of mine can turn green, heck brown would even be an improvement. I am so very excited for a garden this year and I'm sure there's a future post that's going to be filled with pictures containing dirt and little green sprouts.  Ooh, yes!

Please forgive me, it was such a beautiful day that I couldn't resist taking a few pictures of Spring's arrival.

Isn't it just beautiful this time of year?

Happy planting.

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