Hooray for my little garden!
May 26, 2011

I meant to post these photographs when the sprouts first began popping up, but I forgot.  Now they’re better established, taller, greener, stronger, and I hope I remember to take a few snapshots soon.

Looking at these images makes me smiles.  There is something about gardening - about cherishing a small life, about nurturing the earth, about running my fingers through the dirt, about watching a sprout reach for sunlight - that makes me feel so alive.

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  1. By on May 26, 2011

    on growing toward the sun - I had some herbs in a window a few weeks ago waiting for the warm weather. When the parsley got really tall, it would press its leaves up to the glass and be totally lopsided. I had such a great time (yes, a highlight to my early spring… I’m that lame) twirling the pot around everyday because I thought it was amazing? awesome? interesting? that no matter how many times I twisted it, it always found the sun again.

  2. By on May 27, 2011

    I cannot get enough of baby sprouts! It feels like magic when they just pop up in the soil and then grow into these beautiful lush plants. I also have a new appreciation for onion sprouts because of your post on how beautiful they are. They really are. We’ve got shallots and red onions in the garden now and i just love to go out and stare at them after a rain. And on my goodness the sugar snaps. I cannot get enough of the little twisting fingers holding onto and climbing up garden fence. I love to watch the whole process so much. Not one of our sugar snaps made it into the house last year. We ate all of them straight off of the plants outside. Nothing better than the freshest veggies! Post some newer pictures of your beautiful little flora babies. Would love to see how they’re doing now!

  3. By Momiss on May 27, 2011

    You may be too young to think about this much, but it is the truth.
    If you plant green beans, you will notice how strong and tight your lower body will feel after you bend over picking the ripe ones for hours at a time. 
    This is one of the best excercises in the history of my life.  It costs nothing and is only the by product of something you enjoy doing.  I lost about 10 pounds one year when we had a monster crop, and have also had the same thing happen picking up pecans daily for months on end.
    Who needs Pilates?  Not gardeners!

  4. By Sarah Christensen on May 27, 2011

    Mira - I took some new photos yesterday so I’ll upload them over the weekend and get them posted!  My fordhook zucchini from seed are ENORMOUS!!

    Momiss - I’ve already noticed that my shoulders are stronger from all the hand-digging.  I spade-tilled 1500 square feet of garden over the span of three weeks and wow, did I feel it lol.





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