This is an 11 day old Yellow Squash seedling. Watching a tiny seed grow a few days, getting roots like that, is like magic, said my (then) 5 year old daughter. I agree.
This was last year. The $2.75 package of seeds we bought in the spring, gave us over 300 squash! Yes, over 300! I stopped counting after 300. It was in northern California, in the Sacramento Valley, the soil was perfect, and we had enough sun, but still..I don’t have a big enough garden for that this year, but we do have a garden. I frequently write gardening posts on the blog. Do you have a garden? What is growing in your garden this year?
I have some repotting to do in my container garden today. It turned out that the biodegradable pots made out of fabric, that I LOVED in northern California, don’t work as well here in the desert. It is extremely dry here. My tiny fruit trees need pots that retain water a little longer. They look miserable at the moment. Something I love about gardening is that there’s always more to learn. Fabric pots have helped me immensely in my previous garden ventures, but now I need something else. I’m going to do some research before heading out on a hunt for new pots. I have 12 tiny tiny fruit trees. I’d be thrilled if the pots didn’t cost a fortune. I do believe my plants will perk up again with some TLC. I like to have my fully grown container fruit trees in 15-20 gallon pots, so that I can move them myself. These little trees are so small that I’m thinking that 3-5 gallon pots will hold them over to next summer. That way it will be easy to protect them next winter (seem very far away..) because they would fit in my tiny greenhouses.
Last, but not least, I want to thank everyone that liked my new Facebook page these past few days! Thank you! It means a lot to me, to be able to share my zen strategies with you.
I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!!