Every day we watered and watched tomato and peppers seeds bloom into about 50 beautiful plants. I was almost feeling like an expert.
Now, before you get too excited looking at this photo, know that every one of these vegetable plants died the day after we planted them into the garden… except one, which I named Nemo.
Apparently I was supposed to let the plants “harden off” before transplanting them, so I basically shocked them to death. I thought that for gardeners this must be similar to what a fisherman might feel when a big fish gets away.
Oh well, at least I got a photo first.
The good news is that we’re having a lot of fun in the garden this Spring.
I totally understand now why gardening is a hobby for so many people. After spending a couple hours working in my garden today, I came inside feeling as light and crisp as a freshly picked snap pea.
It’s true that I don’t have the time to dedicate to making gardening an official hobby for me, but the short amount of time I can spend in my garden is so therapeutic.
The kids also love it. I don’t know exactly what it is, but I have a sense of satisfaction when I can say “run out and water the herbs”, or “I need some thyme, go pick me some”.
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