Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Greenhouse report - dirt under my nails and I'm good with that


I know I'm not alone in my fingers getting twitchy to dig in the dirt come this time of year.  One trip to a local garden center on any Saturday in April can confirm this.  I think it has as much to do with the feeling of being pent up inside all winter long as it does with making something from nothing.  Dirt and seeds.  Sunlight and water.  It's magic really.


I've got tomatoes and peppers and loads of flower seedlings.  Everyday I walk into the greenhouse and stop, study, couch down to look closer, count, compare, pick, water, and marvel.  I really do marvel. There is a smell.  An earthy, pure, warm smell that I suck in all the way to my toes and hold it there and marvel.


My youngest might have caught the bug too.  There are eight trays with at least 36 little spots in each tray recently prepared with various herb seeds.  She's going sell them at the farmer's market.  Once soccer is over of course.




-dana

9 comments:

Kar said...

It's a wonderful feeling and smell that soaks into you, isn't it!

Beth said...

It hasbeen years since I had a proper garden. I loved the planning and the planting and the watering. I have no place for a garden, butmaybe I could do a small container garden.
Enjoy watching it grow.

Terri said...

How wonderful to have a greenhouse! I love seeing all your seedlings sprouting, and I love reading about playing in the dirt. I'm looking forward to that around here as things slowly start to warm up.

Kim said...

She who plants a seed believes in God. It is a miracle isn't it?

Happy Gardening

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

That is so encouraging! Love the signs of new growth!

Jackie said...

Awww, baby plant pictures.

diane said...

I'm really procrastinating this year but have promised myself that this weekend we are planting.

Corinnea said...

Wow! I want to come breath in your green house for a bit.

Jennifer said...

Seeing this makes me want to get my garden set up asap! We didn't garden last year since we were in the middle of moving. I miss it so much! Hopefully next year I can do some from seed.