What Grows Here

Friday night, I sowed some more seed to fill some holes in the garden. I’m making a second attempt at some spearmint, to go with my peppermint, and I had recently lucked into some acorn squash seed. I forget what it was, but a whole row of something never came up, so I planted shasta daisies, butterfly weed, and flax in it’s space. If I can get some daisies and butterfly weed started in the garden, it will motivate me to clear the front beds before we turn the garden in the fall.

Things are coming right along, if I do say so myself. Internet, do you like squash? Because I might need to send you some.

The lettuce has already started to come in, and somehow it tastes a thousand times better than store bought. I can’t even begin to consider what else is in store for us over the next few weeks- the tomatoes, the peppers, the cucumbers. That is, if we can keep the bugs and the cats from destroying them.

WH is still obsessed with his corn; he’s got quite a few small plants and has sown another packet of seed where the rest didn’t come up. We think the seed got too much water the first time around, and we’re hoping for a better germination rate this time around.

We’ve spent the better part of our weekends together weeding, planting, fertilizing, worrying, wishing, planning, hoping, and dreaming. We’re beginning to see the fruits of our labor- the broccoli are heading, the tomatoes are blooming, and the cabbage are threatening total domination. It’s amazing to see, and such a sweet payoff for all that work and planning.

Hey, internet? Know what else grows here?

Love.

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