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March 19, 2010

My senior year of high school, I joined the Environmental Club. Not because I was (or am) a hippie. And not because I really cared about the environment. It was because friends of mine joined so they could all take a field trip to the aquarium. I hadn’t been to the aquarium yet but wasn’t dying to go. But I ended up going anyway. All because of the environmental club.

I don’t remember anything about the Environmental Club other than that one field trip. Hopefully our teacher doesn’t read my blog. See, I don’t even remember who the teacher was or I would have said “Hopefully Mrs. So-and-so doesn’t read my blog.” But no, Environmental club wasn’t that memorable.

All that to say, whoever the teacher was, she (it was a female) would be thrilled to see my garden plans this year. For two years now I have had a little mini garden. Or two little mini gardens. They are on the side of the back porch. Probably eight by four if I had to guess. Not big at all. Just a few plants: tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, etc. This year I am planting a Garden. Notice the capital G?

I even created a spreadsheet for my garden. Alas, the spreadsheet was created on a borrowed laptop that has since been lost but I created it nonetheless. And I will recreate it sometime this weekend, hopefully. The spreadsheet listed every plant I am planning to plant, how many plants of each plant I am planting, when I am planting each, what plants go well with other plants, what plants don’t go with other plants and when each plants should be ready for harvesting.

Yesterday, I sat down with my favorite seed catalog. It’s from The Cook’s Garden and they have all kinds of wonderful yumminess waiting on me and my debit card. Now just to convince Keith that I need to hurry up and order. (Honey, if you are reading this, don’t you think it’s time? Pretty please?)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Katrina permalink
    March 19, 2010 1:23 pm

    he, I was PRESIDENT of the Environmental Club for 2 years :p and ours was lead by Mrs. Billie Hilliard.

    We keep talking about putting in a small garden this year after last year’s tomato fiasco using one of those topsy turvy things. We had the most deformed tomatoes you’ve ever seen. Maybe planting them in the ground this year will work out MUCH better.

    I think gardening is definitely a good hobby for you to take up…and yet another thing to keep you busy!

  2. sarcasticredheadedgeek permalink
    March 22, 2010 10:13 am

    We started it this weekend. Until it started raining. We have about half of the garden tilled up. It looks pretty good. 🙂

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