Saturday, November 3, 2007

We have seedlings!

Our little vegetable patch is sprouting!
I know it's hard to see the little green specks that are our seedlings, especially with all those little white specks on the ground. When I looked closer I thought the white specks looked curiously like oatmeal. (Huh? Oatmeal?) Yes, oatmeal. After asking my dear husband what oatmeal was doing in our garden, I learned that oatmeal kills ants. Apparently, after they eat it, it swells up inside them and kills them. Does it really work? I don't know, we'll see. The ants will either soon all be dead or very well fed (which kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?).

Eric is always keeping me on my toes. We think and do things very differently. For instance, Eric didn't plant all the carrots in one area and then all the cilantro in another, etc. Instead, he mixed the rows all up and then didn't label them. So, we have no idea what is growing where nor how many rows that we have of a particular vegetable. I think he is trying to infuse some excitement into my routine life.

So, below is a picture of some delicious . . . vegetables.
And, I'm really looking forward to harvesting some of this . . . vegetable.
And, I'm sure the kids can't wait to eat some of these carrots or spinach or lettuce or dill or cilantro or whatever it is.
Did you know that gardening could be so adventurous?

1 comment:

Jill said...

It will be interesting to see what comes up!
I can totally relate to your previous post. I get all happy when I have the evening to myself because I can do some 'serious' blogging. And then my mind goes blank. :)