~my thoughts about life~

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cultivating The Earth

I must take the next few moments to do a little bragging on myself and I apologize in advance for it.  But I am so stinkin' proud of myself that my garden is actually flourishing!  Look at how beautiful it is!

This is my first garden and, I must say, my botany reputation up to this point has been less than stellar.  These are my house plants.

I know, pitiful.  I have even struggled keeping a hanging potted plant on my porch.  It's not rocket science, people!  All you have to do is water potted plants.  It's pure laziness on my part.

So when I decided to plant a garden, I was determined not to fail.  I started all the tomato plants from seed!  That's what impresses me the most.  It also helped me save A LOT of money by not buying tomato plants.  I have about $2.75 in tomatoes.  The garden soil was the most expensive part.  And that must be why my plants are doing so well.  Yesterday, I finally got around to staking and tying the tomatoes.  I waited a tad long to do it as some of the plants were already growing on the ground.  I broke a few trying to force them into an upright position.

I finally realized, weeding and tending to a garden can actually be enjoyable when it's not 95 degrees outside!  We had a beautiful day yesterday so I spent all day weeding and tending.  I loved every minute of it!  And it's a great excuse to get my kids outside with me.  And listen to this:  I counted a whopping 22 green tomatoes!  Boo-yah!  Anyone up for tomato salad in a week or two???

"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." -- Francis Bacon


Cupcake Mama said...

This is gorgeous! I would LOVE to have a garden.

Cory said...

That is a good looken garden. I too love to do it, but haven't felt like tackling one in a couple years.