This Open Thread is Gardening

It’s still too early to plant outside, since we’re not definitively past the last freeze of the year (sob), but I’ve got my seedlings going!

The sunflowers the kiddo planted a few weeks ago are huge; over a foot tall. Her strawberries are just popping up and are tiny and adorable. We planted a bunch of flowers over the weekend; too soon for any growth there. Herbs, I’ll probably buy later. Meanwhile, I’m taking advantage of the warm afternoons to clean up the garden beds while waiting for the school bus.

Anyone know a good way to remove a shitton of rocks from a garden bed? And what, if anything, do you have growing?

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Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

2 thoughts on “This Open Thread is Gardening”

  1. I want to grow things so badly, but our apartment balcony gets about an hour of sun a day. :( I’ve told boyfriend that once we move to a house with a yard, I’ll be planting tomatoes and peppers and zucchini and brussels sprouts. I’m not a grower of flowers. Maybe some sunflowers though. I love how big they get! I saw a cute thing where you plant them in a circle, and they grow tall enough to make a summer playhouse for little ones. I love that idea.

  2. Ha. Haha. Hahahahahahahahaha. I don’t grow things. I, instead, inherited my grandmother’s ability to kill plants by simply looking at them. The only plants alive near hear are the “indestructible” ones that my mother has to remind me to water.

    I am doing some fabulous procrastinating at the moment by way of typing “Harry Potter” into Pinterest. (Also: Alan Rickman. Because: HURR DURR.) I’ve hit a block with some fiction (I’m sure you’ve *never* heard this one before) and keep doing flash fiction style writing to help jog me out of the hole (how does one jog out of a hole? I don’t know.) and it isn’t happening quite as I’d hoped. I think I need to do a couple of thousand of words of something completely and utterly different to give my brain a break.

    I have also watched Tangled about a bazillion times lately (coming soon: Caregiving: Tangled) and I think I have a crush on Eugene. Because of course I do.

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