Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life!

I have produced life. I can't get over it. Weeks ago, I stuck seeds in the ground and have been waiting for something to happen. Now that spring has decided to stick around, all sorts of things are happening!

In the front yard, all the raking and hoe-ing I did to get rid of the weeds made space for a secret bed of tulips to spring forth in my yard. Who knew they were in there? They are just gorgeous pinks, oranges, and yellows. I love them every second. Behind them, since I didn't know the bulbs were there, I had planted a row of vining peas to grow up the front trellis. I assumed they would never grow and for weeks they did not.

But one day, they just sprang up a whole inch in the air and have grown taller every day. Soon I'll be able to eat Katy peas! The same thing is going on out back. In addition to a field of weeds, I have cultivated garlic and spinach. My friend Christian confirmed it--took one look in the back yard and said, "Hey! You're growing spinach back there!" He's going to show me which plants are spinach in a few weeks so I can actually EAT something I grew.

Indoors, the seeds I thought would sit in the dirt forever grew up overnight. Literally. I stare at them all day usually, waiting for something to happen. Yesterday, when I got up, they were an inch tall. Tomato plants! One inch tall! I can hardly believe it. I think I might just cultivate something edible. I can hardly believe I am capable of such miracles. Wait til I grow babies!

6 comments:

kk said...

I always appreciate reading your blog. Because of the glorious way you choose your words, But please don't give me a heart attack!!!!!! "I produced life" I thought you were pregnant:+)

Em said...

You are starting tomatoes from seed? I am impressed!

Valtastic said...

From this post Ninny is going to to be wishing that Corey lays his seed soon for more grandbabies! :)

ninny said...

hee hee, val. how well you know me!! i can wait a little longer. i saw someone that looked just like you yesterday - i almost stopped her. were you in Harrisburg, PA? (at the psych hospital?) i'm going to pittsburgh this weekend to see what's growing. we better not find out from your blog....

PeaceLoveMath said...

For a sec I thought preggers too! Yeah, I better find out about that via phone from a relative, not the blog. What kind of tomatoes? Sounds great. I still need to plant my sunflowers and basil. Maybe this weekend...thanks for the inspiration!

ninny said...

peacelovemath aka poison ivy queen, you'd better stay out of the garden!