Friday, April 22, 2011

A couple of months ago, Elliott and I made the decision to give our garden a break for a year and just build up the soil. Just about the time that everyone was talking about their newly planted gardens and every store from the local supermarket to the farm stand down the road had their seedlings out.

I hate the idea of not gardening, but it actually came as a little bit of a relief when the decision was made. I didn't have to do any back-breaking work to get ready and I didn't have the pressure to get my stuff in the ground as soon as possible. Really. Just a huge relief.

Then, the other night, my mother-in-law said that she bought way too many tomato plants and could I take some off her hands? Sure, I said. Knowing full well that we are taking this year off. They've been sitting in my window sill looking charming and full of possibilities.

Then, today, while out picking up a few things, I stopped by Reed's farm store. They have all their veggie plants and potted flowers out on tables in front of the store. I'll just look at what they have, I assured myself.

Now, here I am with 10 tomato plants, 2 basils and a thyme. I guess it's time I go outside and find a place where my garden will not be. Maybe pick up some pretty pots to plant this garden of mine that doesn't exist.

But remember, when everyone is talking about their beautiful, bountiful gardens this summer, don't ask me about mine because I don't have one.


leilani said...

Same here, girl. Same here. Not only do we have to build up the soil...we have to attack the stickers!

white life© said...

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