I think things are going pretty well with the seed starting, considering it is my first year and some of the seeds were getting a little old. The pumpkin seeds, which were fresh, have done amazingly well and I probably have too much success based on the space I have available! But too many pumpkins isn't a bad thing, as I'm really looking forward to having my own fresh pumpkin purée for baking this coming year. Muffins, breads, cakes and pies! Yum. Also, since we'll all be helping out with the food pantry garden at our new community garden, I'll just "donate" my extra seedlings and seeds to that space. If everyone does that, I don't even think we'll have to find seed donations this year.
|Happy pumpkin seedlings.|
|Recovering and finally moving along. Poor little things!|
|Ah, my love--you and I will spend lots of tender moments together.|
I've also started planting some cold-hardy things outside. We don't have a lot of growing space around our house, so I'm just doing a little here and there until we get the community garden tilled and established and planted. Yesterday I put some soil into a few pots that Craig found when he cleaned out our shed (bless his heart) and planted Swiss chard in one and spinach in the other, with help from my ever-ready young helper. I missed getting a photo of him doing it though (he particularly liked the funny shape of the chard seeds). But I did get his sister, who came along to inspect his work after the fact.
|Yes, my baby wears a bicycle helmet ALL the time. More on that later. :)|
|The boy was working hard, and representing. :)|
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