I Couldn't Wait

Sunday, April 11, 2010
I have no patience. Despite a recent dump of snow and below zero temperatures, I have begun my spring seeding. Not on any grand scale, mind you but it has begun. I have faith that Mother Nature will take pity on me and bless us with warmer temperatures and more sun this week... Yeah, I'm going for the "glass is half full" approach on this one.

Heather refers to them as Mants. I like to call them the bastards that are out cleaning the city streets before even I am out of bed (and I get up pretty freaking early). The good thing is that their dedication to their job is a sure sign that spring is here.

Mom and I were both feeling a bit bored this weekend (spring fever?) so we decided to take a trip to Home Depot. Not that we had any intention of buying anything big or coming back with a flat of bedding plants but we figured we could possibly pick up a few little things. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The first thing we see as walk through the automatic doors? A massive display of seeds. Vegetables. Herbs. Flowers. I'm in heaven. It's as though as down home once more and walking through the door into my grampie's greenhouse. Bedding plants are a just a few feet away. Patio furniture around the corner. Bags of potting soil everywhere you turn. I have a near orgasm. Trust me, I was that excited. And then, a light shone down from the heavens (aka the overly bright fluorescents), the angels began to sing ("sales clerk to flooring"), and my gaze landed on the Martha Stewart Living seed collection.

I normally steer clear of all things Martha but one word caught my eye. O-R-G-A-N-I-C.

Say what? Organic seeds? No chemicals? For $2.99? Sweet bejeebus could it be true? I have my doubts but I'm sold. Thyme? Check - in the basket. Sweet basil? Check - in the basket. I searched the display frantically for oregano but sadly Martha doesn't seem to like oregano since she didn't include it alongside the dill, chives and parsely. I think she's mad. How can you NOT carry oregano? Damn you Martha. I had to get regular old oregano seeds. Pfft.

I also picked up a a mini greenhouse-type thing to help get the seeds started. And some cat grass seeds. And some nasturtium seeds. Yeah...I bought some. The only thing I still need to get is my tomato plants (cherry and regular). If Mom hadn't threatened me with physical violence, I would have grabbed them today but she was right. It's just tooo early.

Yay! Herbs!

Oh...and I replanted my bean seeds.


Wandering Coyote said...

Well, I am slated to get my community garden plot in May, but at this rate, with the weather, that might be wishful thinking. :(

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