Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Going ahead with Darwin

Ok, I can see that neither of my two faithful readers know anything about gardening, so I've proceeded with my Darwinistic approach to horticulture. I planted some seeds and if they actually sprout and grow, I'll be amazed! (which reminds me, I need to try to remember to water them today - I forgot yesterday...)

I planted some peas and some cucumbers and a couple of different types of flowers. The herb seeds that I got (basil, rosemary, and oregano) actually require me to "start" them inside and then transplant them to outside after a few weeks. This should be interesting. Again, I just have to reiterate, I really will be amazed if anything grows.

I'm also considering getting one of those big half-barrel things and attempting to grow 2 or 3 stalks of corn. However, I can't get past the idea that if any of these plants grow and actually bear fruit (or vegetables, in this case), I'm guessing it's going to be only one or two pieces. Then what in the world am I going to do with them? Try to find some especially amazing recipe in which to cook them? Ha! I don't cook!

I have a feeling that in the end, I'm going to be stuck with these two little cucumbers, looking at me pathetically, telling me, "please don't eat us - we're special! we're the only things that actually grew in your little container garden" And then I would be forced to keep them until they shriveled up or got all moldy in our kitchen because I just couldn't bear to eat my only gardening progeny.

Well, I'll keep you informed of the progress. If something sprouts, I'll be sure to take a picture!!!


Lee said...

LOL! Everything you want to plant needs lots of sun! Have you considered a new house? One with a big sunny backyard?

Sara said...

We made a big mistake about 3 years ago when the one-story house behind us was for sale. We should have somehow figured out a way to buy it because it ended up getting torn down and a three-story townhouse complex was built in its place, blocking out all sunlight!

And it's actually worse than I thought - I timed the amount of sunlight our back deck gets (up on the second floor) and it's only about 1.5 hours per day!

Courtney said...

The house next to us is still for sale. Nice, sunny back yard. :)