Green Thumb Files: Little Bags of Wonder

Look at all these…and this is only the beginning. I love photography but my roots go deeper and stronger into layers of soil. I don’t remember a time in my 31 years that I didn’t have a garden. There’s something about working the earth that gets in your blood. That sweet smell of fresh turned dirt in the spring is euphoric. Garden gloves, shovels, and tillers fill your dreams. Bigger, better plants with greater yields become your goal. When summertime comes there’s no time for TV, shopping malls…just evenings and weekends in the garden- pruning, weeding, watering…dreaming:)

So I have big dreams for my garden this year and these seeds are just the beginning. Every year I like to try new plants. This year I’ve already got winter wheat in. I’ll have 3 kinds of soybeans, black emmer wheat, two new kinds of beans and some new peanut varieties. I still have to order my peanuts and buy onion sets, tomatoes and pepper plants. I can’t plant anything until March. That will be my onions. Then I’ll wait another month and start the peanuts in peat pots and get them out mid-April. Once May comes…IT”S ON!!! I can’t wait!!!

One of my new bean varieties!