Day 43

Day 43

Sep 12

Before we went away on vacation, I started some seeds inside to plant for the second spring season. Central Florida, because of our warm, wet climate, has the luxury of a second spring growing for about 100 days after summer but before the cold weather really starts, so we can grow spring veggies twice in one year. So this morning I made it outside to the patio to rip out the old dead plants and work on planting the new seedlings.

John came out and helped (which was great since those bags of potting soil are more then I can lift!) and after a couple hours of work we have new seeds and sprouts in containers. We have oregano, parsley, tarragon and some new basil (since mine went all woody) for the herbs. Green Pepper, some new Okra plants, green beans, small yellow tomatoes, squash and carrots for the veggies. Also a pot of sunflowers for me, since I think they are pretty. Then, in another month or so when it gets cooler, I’ll plant a couple types lettuce and spinach.

To be honest, as much as I love gardening and watching things grow, I wouldn’t say I am very good at it. But this is only my second year (fourth season) of trying and I get better results with every planting. I am hoping that trend continues. Again, the more we learn about our food, the more I want to be apart of growing, making, knowing about and eating it. Plus, since this new diet of our is more costly then we are used to, it would be great to be able to save on fruits and veggies.

Cross you fingers (or your green thumbs) and pray that our little garden grows fervently!

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