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Container Garden 2014

Yesterday I made my annual trek to the Wasatch Community Garden plant sale. It was a beautiful early morning and I met up with my other gardening groupie pals Charlee, Rosann and Richard, and Richard's folks. We were there pretty much by opening time, which ended up being a good thing, because as we were leaving, a hail storm arrived, and I made it back to my car just in the nick of time.

The thing I love about this particular plant sale is that they sell heirloom varieties. This means the plants are not genetically modified, and that it keeps variety in the vegetable food chain. Cost is relatively low, $2 a plant, and since it's a non-profit organization, I feel like my money is going to a good cause. I picked out 3 types of tomato plants, 3 types of peppers, strawberries, basil, zucchini, cucumber, and eggplant. I am excited to try them all. 

I said goodbye to the groupies, left the sale, and after a quick stop at Smith's Marketplace to pick up some marigold plants and some extra garden soil, made it home and got right to work. This year I decided to take a chance and not go with all new soil. So I spent the first hour outside digging through all the pots and freshening up the left-over soil, before mixing in some new. It was heavy and dirty work and a great workout. Once the soil was ready, I watered, planted, sprinkled some fertilizer, and watered again. Container Garden 2014 is in!

These last several years of gardening have also been a spiritual undertaking for me. I'm not above praying over my garden, and I figure that with a combination of my efforts and the Lord's, that my garden's can be a success. So after the garden was officially in, I did a little praying over it. Which turned out to be a good thing as well, because a few hours later, the weather turned cold and windy. And by evening time it was raining and has been raining all night. Here's hoping my little plants are hardy enough to survive the spring, and that they are being watched over from both the living room and from above. 

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