Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Growing Things


Our motto these past few hard weeks after my brother's sudden death has probably been "keep on keeping on." As tragic as it's been, life still keeps going, especially with a little kid running around and another one on the way this summer. We've been finding peace of mind by looking forward to the many things in the future and the day-to-day things that still make us very happy, at a time where it feels almost wrong to feel happy.

One of those things has been our garden plans. Last fall my mum picked us up a giant pack of fancy non-gmo, heirloom, organic (the whole shebang!) vegetable seeds. This was the first time we've tried to grow things from seed. Usually we buy seedlings from the market in the spring but Dave was very intent on trying it from scratch, so he gave it a go!

Well, about 4 weeks later our spare bedroom has turned into a bit of a greenhouse and the entire sunny area in our laundry room is covered in green things popping up all over the place! It's crazy! Dave went to a local nursery where an associate whispered to him to check out their recycling in the back where he could find tons of small pots perfect for starting seeds, all for free! Score!

So far, it looks like most things will make it to the big garden out back when it gets a bit warmer. Or really, just when it stops snowing, whenever that will be!

We've been going a bit hippy-dippy round here and growing some of our own food is sounding so so good to us. We're super pumped to see how they turn out.  Fingers crossed!


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