Growing at the “seed” of light!

I'm helping Mommy prep the garden with some Dairy Doo....
I’m helping Mommy prep the garden with some Dairy Doo….

Another beautiful weekend! I was so happy to be able to get outside and get my vegetable garden cleaned out and prepped. (A little Miloganite and some Dairy Doo…healthy soil = healthy plants = healthy me!)

Once that was done, it was off to Flowerland with The Princess. Here is a snippet of the conversation when we got there.

Me: “OK, what do you think we should grow this year?”

I wonder why it's called Dairy Doo....oh well.
I wonder why it’s called Dairy Doo….oh well.

The Princess: “Carrots.”

Me: “Carrots?”

The Princess: “Yes.”

Me: “You understand you have to grow these from seed, right? We can’t just pick up a plant and put it in the ground like we do with the tomatoes.”

The Princess: “I know….my teacher says the green part grows above the ground but we eat the roots of it.” [She just “graduated” from Kindergarten. I’m no longer the ‘smartest’ person in the room. 😉 ]

Me: “Will you eat the carrots we grow?”

The Princess: “Probably.”

Mommy says I have to mix in the Dairy Doo.
Mommy says I have to mix in the Dairy Doo.

Good enough for me. My friend Bonnie at Flowerland encouraged me to also try growing my cucumbers and zucchini from seed as well. Since I’m a little behind in planting, we picked out varieties with shorter growing seasons. Bonnie promised me seeds would be pretty easy to grow and the warmer weather will help. I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes.

 

 

 

 

Now I have to make a hole 1/4" to 1/2" deep. I'm not sure what the means exactly but Mommy says this will work.
Now I have to make a hole 1/4″ to 1/2″ deep. I’m not sure what the means exactly but Mommy says this will work.
Now I can drop in a few carrot seeds.
Now I can drop in a few carrot seeds.
Okay, seeds are in so now I have to cover them up.
Okay, seeds are in so now I have to cover them up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a little water and I'm done...Yay! I can't wait to try my carrots.
Add a little water and I’m done…Yay! I can’t wait to try my carrots.

“Playing” in the dirt has become almost therapeutic for me. (If you knew me “back in the day,” you’d appreciate the irony of that statement.) Plus it’s a great activity The Princess and I can do together. I can’t wait till this weekend!

Until next time…..

Mary Gold