Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Slowly Growing...

A long-overdue update of my neglected blog, about... my neglected garden.
After being inspired by my friend's pictures of her baby plants, I decided to go record the growth of my little plot.

It's had a bit of a rough start...  I started a kazillion seeds indoors in early May, but unfortunately didn't read my seed books close enough.  That part about hardening off seeds by setting them outside in the sun a few hours at a time until they can stand to be planted in full sun?  That's important.
Most of what I planted from seed has kicked the bucket, but a few things are hanging on.  You can see evidence of sun scorching on my tomato and pepper seedlings.

The spinach and lettuce I planted from seed straight into the ground, and it's doing quite well.

All the herbs were completely fried, though, so I went to the nursery and picked up some plants - basil, dill, parsley, and cilantro.  When I went to plant the cilantro, though, look what I found still hanging on strong:  if these little guys hang on through the summer, I will consider my garden a success!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Summer Reading List

The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen
How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gates Gill
Treasuring God in our Traditions, Noel Piper
Organizing Your Day, Sandra Felton & Marsha Sims
Flirting With Monasticism, Karen E. Sloan
Catching Life By The Throat, Josephine Hart
Reordered Lives, Reordered Loves, David K. Naugle