Sunday, May 4, 2008
You reap what you sow.
My hubby and I planted a garden and a flowerbed from seeds three weeks ago. The day after we finished, the cold came back. Mind you I'm a city girl, but I've been tenderly watering, painstakingly weeding, and dutifully composting daily, hoping and praying that in just this one case, I could reap what I sowed. For two weeks I watched and waited, while some good-humored, well-meaning nay-sayers told me I didn't water it enough, or that the frost got it. Today my garden is officially full of thriving little baby sprouts! The corn, summer squash, snow peas, carrots, bell peppers, basil, spearmint, tomatoes romaine lettuce, and the row that shall remain nameless (I've forgotten what I put there...) are all happily reaching for the sun. The cucumbers remain shy, but I'm hopeful there. In the flowerbed the sunflowers, marigolds, sweet peas, the ones I forgot there too, and the wildflowers are all doing great. I'm so excited!!! Now if the pests could please just leave my garden alone, I would really appreciate it.