Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It’s Official – I Can Make Seeds Sprout


Okay, so first of all I should probably apologize for the unexplained hiatus. Those of you who’ve been hanging around here for a while are used to unexplained hiatuses (hiati?), some of which may last a month or more. As you may have noticed, I have turned over a New Blogging Leaf, so three days is now officially A Long Time.

I’ve been really busy with copywriting assignments, volunteering at the cat rescue (which is now a cat and dog rescue), and spending all day on Saturday watching the WV Strawberry Festival Grand Feature Parade with my dad’s family, which consisted of us sitting around and talking about how much better it was back in the day. Seriously, you guys, the parade sucked. I should’ve taken some pictures so I could recrap it for you. Luckily, I searched through my phone and found one photo I took last year that pretty much sums it all up. This is the Abstinence Works Float:

That's a painted wooden box on a trailer covered in a tarp. And  they call this "one of the best parades in the Eastern United States."
This year’s Abstinence Works Float was a large wooden American flag with the words “Before you say yes, say ‘I Do’” and “American Freedom: A Family Tradition.” Same trailer, same tarp, same woman and kid. I’m not sure if the woman and kid are supposed to be decorative or what. I’m guessing they’re an example of what you can have if you save yourself for marriage?

So, anyway, back to the topic at hand. A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about planting my first personal vegetable garden. After two days of toil, I diligently checked each morning for signs that my seeds would grow. I was a little worried because it rained all day every day for the first week, and I seem to recall hearing somewhere that seeds will rot if the soil stays too moist. Then it frosted, which wasn’t very good for my tomato and pepper plants, but they survived. And then, it happened:

I'm hoping that at least some of this is lettuce.


Definitely beans, probably.


Cucumber.


Pumpkin. I've always wanted to grow a pumpkin. I know, dream big.


Peas!


And also:

A TINY TOMATO!

19 comments:

  1. Wow. I am hungry now. Good job on the garden.

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    1. I'll let you know if any vegetables actually ripen. There's been a bunny wandering around in my yard, so...

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  2. I'm so proud of you! My hyacinths cower in fear.

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  3. Good gardening. I have a black thumb. I've started to buy a lot of decorative rocks.

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    1. A neighbor of ours did that, with rocks, statues and those glass things they put on power lines. It looked pretty good.

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  4. The tiny tomato is by far the most exciting! Yay for sprouts! I have two questions for the Abstinence Works people: In what universe? and Can I have some of whatever drug you are on?

    Cheerio!

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    1. Ha ha ha ha ha now that I think of it, I wonder if the woman and the kid are the entire group.

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  5. Well look at you! All green thumb and everything! What next? You'll be wearing an apron? ha ha! Actually, I like aprons because I am a MESS in the kitchen!

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    1. Yeah, aprons are great, but I hardly ever cook anything that requires me to wear one!

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  6. Wow ... congratulations! I can't wait to see things growing in my veggie garden. You're going to be eating well this summer! :-)

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  7. Amazing! I congratulate you on your agricultural skills. I had a failed garden once. I eventually paved over my backyard so I wouldn't have to think about horticulture. That's all my sorry L.A. soil deserved.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Let's not get too excited, they've only just sprouted and there's a bunny hanging around in my yard.

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  8. wow! That abstinence float really epitomizes the virtues of saying no....whatever!

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    1. It's mind-blowing isn't it? If that's what you can do with the power of abstinence, then...I'll pass.

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  9. Recrap is such an awesome word. That lady didn't happen to have a giant, red 'A' on her chest, did she? Maybe she's not a member after all.

    Look at you and your excellent botanical skills!

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    1. I think the A stands for something else...

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