New project/hobby alert! I’m now trying my hand at gardening!
As of November 14th, I am the proud owner of a plot in a small community garden in my neighborhood. My husband will tell you that I don’t have an excellent track record with plants. Our second Christmas in our condo, I bought one of those live Christmas tree plants with hopes that when it wasn’t decorated in our home for the holiday, I’d keep it alive on our porch and bring it in each year to be our annual tree. One day I had high hopes that we would plant it in the yard of our future home and have it as a reminder of holidays of the past. Um…yeah, I think I kept that plant alive for a couple of months after Christmas then let it get brown and die. To this day, whenever I want to start a project that my husband doesn’t think I’ll finish, he reminds me of that Christmas tree. Womp, womp.
Since we don’t have any sort of yard (and I’m not skilled at growing plants in small pots on my balcony), I looked into getting a plot in a community garden over a year ago. All of the ones around me had crazy waiting lists, so I totally forgot about it—mostly because I had Cecilia and obviously had my hands full. I’d been thinking more and more about having a garden lately and out of the blue, the director at the community garden closest to my house emailed me to let me know that two plots had opened up! I snatched one of them up and planted my first crop a week later – basil and rosemary plants and carrot and brussels sprouts seeds.
One thing I’ve learned, is that I’m super impatient with seeds – like I want them to start sprouting and showing the day after I plant them. Well, above you can see what my brussels sprouts currently look like and my carrots are starting to finally sprout, too! I hope to share my gardening success with you and plan to update y’all on the regular. Until then, send positive green thumb thoughts my way!
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