Thursday, May 8, 2008

Excitement!

Yesterday, after 3 weeks of running out to check the mailbox each day, E rushed into the back yard with a cheer and an envelope. (I'm talking a really big cheer and arms up in the air with victory.) He was thrilled to get his seeds in the mail and immediately wanted to plant. We had already spent some time that morning preparing his garden bed because he was determined that his seeds would arrive that day. (Normally the seeds would have come much more quickly but apparently the seed company - The Cottage Gardener- has had such an increase in orders that they were not able to keep up. I think that hearing that a heirloom organic seed company has had such an increase in orders is such good news that it easily made up for E having to wait.)
So he spent yesterday afternoon planting two different mixes of lettuce and a variety of carrots in his bed. He also planted his Moon and Stars watermelon inside. (oh, he is so excited about this, and has great plans to supply all his friends and family with seeds from his crop so that they can also grow this melon next year).
I also noticed that three of my zucchini are spouted. I had planted three seeds and covered them with a milk jug to keep them warm a few weeks ago; I love to get an early start on zucchini.

3 comments:

Mary-Sue said...

SO exciting to see the seeds! I'm excited for him too!! Can't wait to see the magical watermelons and we would LOVE to share some seeds! Yum!!
Good for you for getting your zucch's in early! I haven't planted mine yet. Maybe tomorrow. It took a couple of weeks to germinate? That's crazy, hey? But they'll grow quick as anything now...

Anne said...

I hope E has great success, especially with his watermelons and I hope that he'll pass a couple of seeds my way. I think I'll go see if my zuccinis are up...

Katherine said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see how this new variety of watermelon does. E is such a great watermelon grower!