Thursday, March 17, 2011

I didn't want to do it

but the instructions on the seed packet said to thin out the seedlings.
I've never thrown living plants away before.
I'm trying my hardest to have a better garden this year.  Following directions might help me in this quest.
Tossing the little sprouts reminded me of Ingrid, my carpooling friend when I worked at Digital way back when.
The company hired a plant lady to come in once a week to take care of the potted plants in the office.
She would water, trim, and do whatever the plants needed.  Another co-worker, Maggie, would tell the plant lady to hide the clippings where Ingrid couldn't see them.  She said we'd need to stage an intervention if Ingrid found living plants in the garbage.  I respected the warning and, despite spending hours in the car together each week, never asked Ingrid about it.  I think I kind of know how she might have felt.
Here are the keepers.
Grow well, little sprouts!


Becky said...

You put us all to shame. I haven't even THOUGHT about my garden that's still under four feet of snow.

LL said...

I wonder if the Farmer knows any of this.
I shall pass it along.

Jo Jo said...

good for you!

Doran & Jody said...

I'm with Becky.

We would need a hammer and chisel to get in our dirt.

Alana said...

(21 posts in 17 days, thats impressive.) Keep the gardening faith, its good for your little plants.