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A warm hello from Kansas! Spring has brought a new adventure into my life this year. One involving many hours in the sunshine and dirt. Yes, gardening! There's just something wonderful about watching tiny plants grow -- and serving up delicious veggies straight from the garden. Alan was very ambitious this spring and tilled over 2,000 square ft of garden space in our backyard. Thus far, we have it about half planted and are daily cheering for the tiny plants to grow!
|Our smaller, salad garden. This picture was taken 2 weeks ago |
and its amazing how much everything has grown since then!
As I mentioned, this is a fairly new project for both of us, so I feel as if we have bushel-loads of ambition and energy...but still have lots to learn. Thankfully, both our moms are available for expert advice! I'm sure I'll be uploading more garden-related posts in the future, but for now, I thought I'd share with you a brilliant tip I learned from my family: growing fresh plants from waste! Here's the scoop:
When cutting store-bought romaine lettuce (or celery)
leave the bottom 2-3 inches intact.
Submerge the stubs in (approx.) half inch of water
and set in the sunshine for a few weeks.
Eventually, new foliage will emerge and you're ready to plant it in the soil.
Water the plant generously, and within a couple weeks
you should be ready for a garden-fresh salad!
The best part?! Having a lush, green garden growing in your windowsill as you wait for the coming of spring. Oh, the joys of new growth and life! What's growing in your garden these days?!
"...grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever.
2 Peter 3:18