Indeed, it has! And, thanks to the weather and the way I have been scheduled at work, I’ve had lots of time to work my “gardens.” In fact, I’ve been so immersed, yesterday’s scheduled HerSavvy post slid right on by me.
My hummingbird feeders have been out since early this month and, while I haven’t seen any of my hummers yet, the sweet liquid goes down steadily, so they must be sneaking about when I’m not home. I do believe I was “buzzed” by one this past weekend. I’m anxious to see my little friends again.
I just LOVE tomatoes and it is very special to me to be able to share them around with my neighbors. I have a “pot” garden on my patio for the smaller varieties and several of a full-sized variety planted in front of my condo. The Super Sweet 100 is a cherry variety that does well in a large pot with a tomato stake to support it. I’m trying out a new variety as well. Its name is Chocolate Sprinkles. Gotta love that! I bought them as starts, so I’ll pinch their tops once they get a bit taller. Doing this will help them fill out and not get spindly. The four starts in the front, Bonnie Originals, are in the ground. They’re of the large slicing type, so, while they are staked too, I like to let them “crawl’ once they’re really going. At this point, everyone is doing great and looking fabulous. I planted in a mixture of top soil and compost with manure. Been quite a while since I’ve had the time and been able, physically, to dig in the dirt. I’m excited.
I’m about to expand this year with a small bed off the patio for some Bush variety Blue Lake beans and Early Golden Acre cabbage. We’ll see how THAT goes…
The front garden has some herbs and flower bulbs amidst the shrubs that were there when I moved in. There are some very vibrant Comfrey plants I transplanted when I moved here, some yarrow, and some flower bulbs I got from my dear friend and fellow gardener, Kate Stephenson. I can’t remember what they are (I got them from her early last fall and I’ve slept a bunch since then.) and I expect they won’t bloom until next year, but they’re doing great.
This is all probably a lot more than you want to know, but maybe you found a couple of nuggets in my ramblings. Maybe you’re already a gardener, certainly more of one than I am, or maybe this is some inspiration for you. Either way, dig it!
About Jan Schim
Jan is a singer, a songwriter, a licensed body worker specializing in CranioSacral Therapy, and a teacher. She is an advocate for the ethical treatment of ALL animals and a volunteer with several animal advocacy organizations. She is also a staunch believer in the need to promote environmental responsibility.
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