April 14, 2011
Musings On Plants, Children, Spring, and Growth
Today our landlord tilled up a nice ten foot by six foot patch of Earth for me to have a garden. I am so thankful to be able to start to plant and grow some fruits and veggies and herbs. I can't wait to get out in the dirt with Ella Grace. I can remember planting and working in the garden with my dad at many ages. The smell of soil and the feel of it beneath my fingers gives me a sense of peace that I don't find very many places. I hope to share this love with Ella Grace and for her to one day find that same peace. For now, I just hope she will play in the dirt long enough for me get my planting done.
Tonight I wanted nothing more than to sit down and plan the whole garden out, then to run out and purchase my needed supplies. But dinner was late, Ella was fussy (thank you teething!), and alas I had to finish up the newsletter for you, my loyal readers. Yet as I made dinner, I realized there were items that I use on a daily basis that I had not thought of planting. Potatoes. We eat a lot of potatoes. Oregano. Sean LOVES oregano. Parsley. Parsley might be the one herb he loves more than oregano. As Ella was crying because her gums hurt, I thought that maybe I should plant some ginger. Ginger root is a natural remedy for tooth and gum aches. And hey, I can write about all of this and see if my readers have any tips or garden favorites!
Today I watched several new subscriber emails pop up in my email and as always I was thrilled. I could equate this, Macaroni Kid Snellville, with a garden. I work in it daily, and nudge it on in it's growth. I get excited with each new sprout.
Do you have a garden? What have you planted in yours? Any tips? What are the plants that thrive for you? Any plants I should avoid?
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