But I am older and wiser now and ready to try again. Every part of this is "an experiment".
My sisters are both excellent gardeners and the gardens that they have had as adults are very inspiring to me. Things are so unstable right now in the world, and now it is mommy's turn for her own garden (I'm referring to myself as mommy here)!....and if I can save any bees while I am at it, that is just an added bonus!!!
I have been germinating seeds in my house, in paper towels or napkins, sprayed with water, that I put in a ziplock bag in the window sill. Some of them germinated really well and then I planted them in soil. In an effort to avoid over watering I accidentally underwatered and quite a few of my seedlings died of thirst status post transplantation...
May they all rest in peace, and I am thankful for their service in spite of their untimely deaths, as they contributed to my learning. These are some of the dead and some of the living...
these are the pictures I share with my sisters when I ask for garden advice/ when I'm giving garden updates.
I've got the garden bug okay??? Is that such a bad thing?
Does tending to my seedlings everyday bring me joy?
Yes it does.
The fact that we might actually get some food out of this at the end is so exciting and I'm having so much fun along the way.