There's plenty for me to do inside and the only thing I want is to be outside at my community garden. The weather being damp (something I enjoy, however it gives me a lack of motivation to ride my bike) I decided to drive over to the garden this morning. I was anxious to see if there was anything going on, as I hadn't made a visit since Tuesday and it has been raining daily in Denver since. I was worried I wouldn't see any happenings in terms of growth--concerned I had planted the seeds too deeply... So, on my way to the garden, I stopped at my local health store to pick up more Botanical Interest seeds to plant over what I already planted last week. To my dismay, I couldn't find a lot of the exact same seed variations for everything, but similar seeds that came pretty close; and of course, unable to resist my overzealous tendencies, I grabbed some broccoli rabe.
I arrived at the garden to find the soil moist and ripe, and soon there was a huge grin on my face. In delight I found sprouts! However I am skeptical that they are not all my own children... I do believe most of them are, but I get the feeling I left some stragglers in there and suspect weeds have grown. On top of that, I can't really be sure where I put anything, despite having made myself a chart and using stick markers, which I now feel are rather ambiguously placed.
Don't be fooled by these pictures!!! These are all actually very small....
I carefully tilled the soil, watching out for any sprouting and handling them carefully as they crossed my path. I spread some new seeds practically right on top of the soil of the same general area I thought I'd already planted their similar variety. I have an inkling that this weather has been good for them--the soil felt pliable in my fingers and I mused that my loving touch and zen-raking made an impression on my dirt. Being at my garden I couldn't help but think, "The nut doesn't fall far from the tree." However, my mom would never mismatch seeds this way and I'm absolutely thrilled to see a hodgepodge-mezcla vegetable garden (hopefully) bursting before my eyes.
I had planned to get some tomato plants in the ground but I just wasn't feeling it today; That's why they
were labeled "tentative" on my layout chart. My fingers quickly chilled and my belly gurgled in hunger. Once home, I sat in my kitchen nook, listened to the pitter patter of the rain, and snacked on Outside the Breadbox Vegan Oat Bread and Haystack Mountain Snowdrop goat cheese. Why the vegan bread and then the goat cheese? I'm afraid of bad-juju eggs (in most store-bought bread) and a good source of fat is a delicious superfood for your brain! I've toured the Haystack Mountain facilities and while I prefer raw dairy, I trust this company.
I'll share with you a little secret... I'm positive I want a miniature pet pig. Ethical dilemma--do I still consume high-quality pork?
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