I've been doing quite a bit of reflecting, mainly on the use of the computer. The first thing I did was remove the Angie page on Facebook. It got to the point it literally reached one person. I could reach more if I 'boosted' my page by paying them 10.00 a day. Although I appreciate 'ya'll' thinking of me, I'll decline and remove the page. I don't like being strong armed, even with an inoculate word such as 'boost'.
I've even been thinking of leaving Facebook. What holds me back is keeping in touch with family that live in other states. My friend list consists of sixty eight friends, mostly family. Not a lot compared to others. I'm still thinking about that one.
I've taken a break from the blog because I really didn't think it was a help to anyone. A friend told me she looked for a post every morning. I told her I thought it was getting boring for readers because my life isn't too very exciting. She relayed that's what she likes about it. She went on to say my posts motivate her to do things. I have since received a number of requests to blog.
Because of that one statement, I begin again.
It's gardening weather. The cucumber and tomato plants have been transferred to the ground. I enriched the soil with compost that brewed over the winter. I now see why it's referred to as black gold. It's beautiful.
The moth balls are down around the perimeter of the house to discourage those little creepers from making their home in my territory.
Dill is planted in a pot because this is the first year I've planted it. I don't know what it's suppose to look like. I made the mistake of planting the asparagus in the ground without knowing what it looks like. I don't think any seeded well. Or, I pulled it out thinking it was a weed.
The spinach I planted last fall survived the winter. It has already began to bolt. I've had three salads with it with a couple more in my future.
The garlic is huge! Well over a foot tall. I counted thirty two growing which is less than I planted. (I don't remember how many I planted.)
The blackberry bush has shot out three shoots. It's so tall I had to clip off a few branches. This year there are too many berries forming to be able to count them. Since the birds are multiple this year, I shrouded the plants early. Jelly, here we come.
Strawberries are huge, too. I have green berries showing. This area has a long strawberry season so I'm hoping to have quite a few more.
I've harvested and dried three batches of parsley and planted more in a pot. They're slow to pop out of the soil, but produce quite a bit of product.
The lettuce, radishes and carrots are doing well, too. I love this garden.
New to me this year:
Bay leaf that a friend sent me for my birthday.
How is your garden growing? Please consider using the comment section on the blog if you would like to reply. Comments are encouraging and helpful to other readers.
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