To Every Thing There is a Season

I think we’ve all heard this saying and we readily concur that tomatoes don‘t grow in the winter and lettuce fails in the summer. However, this spring I have been impressed with the intricate timing of even spring planting. Novice that I am, I planted all of my seedlings in February and then put all of my plants in the ground by the end of March…because that’s what my book said to do.
Many of my plants, strawberries, tomatoes, etc took off growing right away. However, I had a few seedlings that I
didn’t think were going to make it. (they looked like the okra-the tiny one on the left, front row). I’m always one to give a plant a second chance to so I continued to fertilize and water in the hopes that I might hit on something that would help the little seedlings have a shot. It turns out I just needed a little patience.
Apparently okra prefers t
o be started in May, as does watermelon. These little seedlings worked on their roots and hung on until it was their “time” this Spring. I have been amazed as this scrawny little okra plant and this withered watermelon seedling have sprung to life (watermelon above). They weathered the heavy spring rain and the harsh wind and now they’re doing great. All they needed was a bit more sunshine.

8 thoughts on “To Every Thing There is a Season

  1. YAY! You have one now! I love all your gardens- that is so neat that you’re able to get anything to grow. (Not discounting your skills- it just seems like it’s a miracle in itself because it is SOOO difficult for me!)Welcome to blogland!

  2. I am proud to say I have started a movement in our family. I’m so glad you’re blogging. You should have added in there something about your ability to bring several half dead strawberry starts back to life. 🙂 That in itself is a tribute to your ability to garden.

  3. Also, thanks for talking with Aubs today, she sure had a lot to say. (and just for the record, I DO think you have good stories to tell, contrary to what I think I heard Aubrey say to you).

  4. i wish i could garden like you. i was not fortunate enough to be blessed with a green thumb. although i did wear graden gloves at my shower… glad you got a blog! see you soon!

  5. yay!! all my spoontacular cousins have a blog! I am excited for us all to keep frequent contact with each other.i am amazed by your gardening. I have no such luck. This must not be a trait on our dads side (i was careful not to use last names!!) because none of the girls in my family can do it!!

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