Color Your World: Springing Into the Greens

 

In the Beginning
In the Beginning

One year I decided to rent a garden plot at our neighborhood church so I could grow vegetables. I knew nothing about growing vegetables, except all my friends were doing this and said I would love it. My plot had been left to go to seed from the previous renter so my vegetable plot friends helped me take out all the weeds and put in new soil. Now this was special soil just for growing vegetables with all the right nutrients and such. Then I placed string across my plot from east to west and north to south to make plant divisions. Next was picking out wanted I want to grow. Oh, I got very excited by all this now! There were so many vegetables and herbs I wanted! So I planted away. Some say, well my husband mostly, that I have a green thumb. I planted a lot of different lettuces. All at the same time. They looked so small, if one was good, three would be better right? Or maybe six, eight, ten? I had lettuce and more lettuce and more lettuce. I did not know to grow vegetables in shifts. Plant three then wait a few weeks and plant three more and so on. Did I mention the said vegetable plot was not close to my cottage, but a good brisk walk up the hill? And as per weather in our area it got hotter and hotter and hotter each day. And……. I did not want to drive to the vegetable plot. Gardening should include a brisk walk, up the hill, in the extreme heat more than once a day to harvest lettuce and water the garden, shouldn’t it? I started taking a garden trug to bring home my sacred lettuce and herbs. Then I hauled the wagon to and fro and stopped on the way home to leave lettuces on doorsteps. I felt like the lettuce fairy! By summer I was so done with that vegetable plot I couldn’t wait to escape to my flower garden at my cottage. I knew what to do there! Plant away!

The trug Full
The Morning Trug Full
The Lettuces at Their Best
The Lettuces at Their Best Painted in Waterlogue

Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

The challenge runs January 1, 2017 to April 29, 2017. Please join us in this challenge! It’s fun!

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