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I heart growing things...

March 9th, 2009 at 06:24 pm

The first of my seedlings sprouted today. Maybe I am a geek, but it is so exciting and satisfying when those little green shoots push through the soil. It's like "come on little guys, you can make it!"

Little do they know we still have a long journey before they (hopefully) make it to the garden and then to our table as food, but it all starts with those two tiny leaves.

I am starting two kinds of green beans, luffa (for sponges, as gifts next Christmas), butternut squash, four kinds of exotic hot peppers, beets, butterfly bush, oregano, basil, dill, cilantro, cosmo flowers and a few other things, I think.

Some of these aren't traditionally started indoors, but I had enough seeds that I though what the heck, I'll give myself a homegrown insurance policy and see if I can grow them inside.

These little guys are going to help me meet my goal of growing 100 pounds of veggies in my own yard this year. Considering I have few spots of full sun, this homegrown food challenge is forcing me to be really creative in a new way. I highly recommend it.

I wish I had 10 acres or more, but I figure I need to use what I've got. Why wait for the acres when I have a lawn?

4 Responses to “I heart growing things...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Cool! Thanks for sharing.

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    holy cow that's a big goal!! I get excited about growing things too, but veggies bore me.

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    Thats a really awesome goal! I plan on doing some container gardening this year. I don't have a lot money to put into it, but I want to see if I can cultivate a few things.

  4. thriftorama Says:

    I like veggies because I feel like if I am putting the time and energy into growing things, it should at least be something I can eat! Don't be fooled, though, I do have a substantial butterfly garden and I plant colorful annuals every year too.

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