Friday, June 17, 2011

Grow Seedlings, GROW!

Happy Friday everyone! I am technically off of work today so that I could make the trek to the city for the last minute pool party supplies! Can I get a "WOOT WOOT" for 27 degrees tomorrow and sun...perfect pool party weather!!

I think I've mentioned before that I've become a little bit obsessed over my vegetable garden. Sure, I still love my flowers but there's something about my vegetables that has me drawn. It's almost like I need to make sure I get a good supply before the winter otherwise we'll go hungry! I know a little far fetched but it might explain why I'm so anal about checking it's progress!

Every morning when I walk over for breakfast I check the garden for any little guys that I might have sprout up overnight. Then, at lunch, again I check it's progress and look for any bug damage (stupid rose chafers). Then, at night, it's time for watering and again I look for growth. Yes, that's three times a day....I'm turning into the crazy garden lady!

After pondering (ponder, ponder, ponder as my brother would say) and analysing my behavior I've come to the conclusion that I have a serious case of "self conscious green thumb" disease. It's not pretty.

This may come to a shock to those who know me. In fact, it comes to a shock to me, my job is to grow grass for goodness sake, I should be able to grow vegetables! However, I'm not. I'm worried the soils too wet or too dry. My seeds are too deep or too shallow. Am I saying the right things to make them happy?

I should be a natural at this stuff but I guess I'm not. Until I get the hang of this you will find me crouched next to my row of cucumbers that are trying to grow, waiting, hoping and obsessing over the littlest amount of growth. I think I need therapy! GROW SEEDLINGS, GROW!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!



  1. I know exactly how you feel. I am germinating a bunch of seeds right now and I am just so anxious for them to grow up already and bear some fruit.

    Happy Gardening,
    -Kristina K.

  2. At least you're showing an green thumb doesn't even exist, apparently! I'm waiting for my mom to come and plant my garden. haha!!

  3. hehe you crack me up! Now tell me, I just cut out my garden this year, and apparently didn't kill all the stupid grass and it is taking over my garden, again... and killing my plants! Any suggestions on how to kill the stupid grass ;)

  4. I think Lindsay will be able to tell you how to kill the grass lol! Jillian, you make me laugh, thanks. I loved the tomatoes and cukes your mom planted last year!!! I hope she gives me a jar of dill pickles for Christmas!!!

    I have no idea how my tomato plants are doing. I am in Halifax and they are in Orleans :(