A Start

It has begun!  The new year, and the 2013 Estate Garden, via Winter Sowing.  Only three containers to be had right now but an auspicious number for a beginning, if any.   I used a small drill courtesy of my carpenter partner to drill in drainage holes and a few ventilation holes too.  Like some photos I’ve studied, I cut the plastic containers nearly in  half, used a small paper punch for to holes to tie it shut and after planting, taped it closed.  I started some Florence fennel, bunching onions and “Provider” green beans.  As I placed the containers outside amidst 6 or 7 inches of snow, I had to laugh at myself.  Thank goodness the neighbors on either side don’t even pay much attention to me and my doings any more!  So here I go, trying out a new way to grow a garden.  Even if nothing sprouts come spring, the chance to plant something in mid-winter is quite therapeutic.  The process itself has me hooked already.

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Leap of Faith

leap of faith

amid ice and snow

earth and seed

nature knows

old milk jug

and soda pop empties

whisper together

hushed secrets for spring



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