The world outside is crazy, but in our backyard things are just right. The veggies in our garden are growing wildly. We've had greens, lettuce and radishes from the garden at most of our meals lately, and tonight the deliveries from our CSA begin. Ah, nature. Even when she's unpredictable, she's so very predictable. The sun rises again, every morning.
I started some pumpkin and melon seeds over the weekend. I wanted to start them in those little compressed cardboard cups, but didn't have any and didn't feel like spending any money, so I made some biodegradeable seed starters out of newspaper instead. I just wrapped a sheet of newspaper around a yogurt cup, trimmed, pulled out the yogurt cup and folded down the top edge - voila! I think they're kind of cool looking. Once the seedlings are ready we'll plant them directly into the garden beds in their newspaper nurseries.
Here's another start from the weekend:
If you can guess what it's going to be, I'll give you some sort of prize. But I bet you can't guess, so it will be a surprise for a Free Pattern Friday some time in May. It's so much fun that I just had to make it a secret. Things are always more fun with an air of mystery around them, don't you think?
And now, at the end of another stressful, unpredictable, roller-coaster day in the salt mines, it's time to go home and pick little green caterpillars off the broccoli plants and say hello to the baby nasturtiums. Thank heavens for green things growing!