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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Planting a Garden

There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright!

Oh, there's sunshine, blessed sunshine,
When the peaceful happy moments roll.....
Aaaah yes, it's the beginning of spring. I love living in an area where we enjoy all four seasons. It makes me extremely joyful when the weather starts to warm up and buds are showing on the trees. I can't wait for Popcorn to be popping outside my window on the apricot tree (if I had an apricot tree outside my window - but... I can enjoy everyone I see).

Last week while I was cleaning, one of my customers had seed starts growing in her kitchen. She told me she has been holding gardening classes for members in her ward and neighborhood. She said that she's had 2 classes with huge turnout. Everyone is planning on growing a garden this year. Me too! I was motivated to start some seeds inside to plant in my garden later.

I headed to Fred Meyers where they have 40% off Lilly Miller seeds this week. The sales ends today 3/28/09. .... so I hope you can get over there and get some seeds for your garden too. Potting soil was also on sale 3 for $9.99 (reg 4.99 each). I did save some pots last year, but also purchased some peep pots (qty 32 pots for $2.99).
These seeds can go into the ground as soon as you can work the dirt. I think I am safe here in Meridian to go ahead and get these seeds in the ground today.
This is a sampling of the seeds I planted in doors. I then put them in a Ziploc bag to create a green house effect. I started tomato seeds too (not shown).
I have them on a card table in my craft room. Luckily the sun shines brightly in that room. You can put a heating pad under the seedlings to keep them warm too.

I've been thinking hard about doing the square foot gardening this year. I'm going to check this out today too and get it going.

I'm happy for spring and to get my garden growing. My bulbs are growing nicely and I have a few spring flowers here and there. Soon my tulips and daffodils will be beautifully bloomed. There is Sunshine in My Soul Today!


Zoey said...

Oh - lucky you! We tried to plant a garden last year and will try again this year. We have not had that much luck because we have no time to tend, weed, etc. in the summer with Brandon working and mowing and me working and running the kids around. We just need to make time!

Cherie said...

I am waiting for the popcorn too! Looking forward to spring.
Good for you getting your garden started indoors - it is still so cold at night - Bbbrrrr.

Love your Easter decor below - I hope to get mine out this week now that Spring break is over with!

Your house looks springy and happy!

Ann Marie said...

I love to flower garden.. But I am very timid about vegetable gardening... Not sure why...

Did you just put the seeds in the bags? Or is there water too?
I am clueless to what you are doing.. When it comes to Vegetable gardening--I need ALOT of help.

A lady in our ward (pro horticulturist) did a square foot gardening class last year and it was AWESOME! I want to do one sometime, but I think I need to learn the basic gardening first..


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