Friday, July 27, 2012
It is practically the One Straw Revolution around here. I am so lazy.
Four chops with the hoe, and my uterus is as tight as a softball, pressed forward against the high waist yoga pants which are also gardening pants, out to dinner pants, sleeping pants... you get the idea. And then, the bending over. I groan my way down the row, a parody of pregnancy. At eighteen weeks!
Anyway, it has taken a long time to get bed #1 weeded and chopped and fed and seeded. Bed #2 is simply a garden cress seed ripening area. For the first time in a few seasons, people come over at look at the general mess, and I feel, well, apologetic. I say something about the fall garden, and then I start pulling weeds around the perimeter and quietly groaning.
Last night, while Z and Jeff were shivering at Grant Pool, I did, finally, take care of the first bed - and put in kale, collards, what I hope will be Solstice cabbage, a heavy dose of mustards, and some random edible chrysanthemum which I swear I did not order and surely have no idea how to grow. The One Straw part was where I just walked along the bed, crumbling brassica seed through my fingers, covered it with a shake of complete organic fertilizer, and raked over the rest of the mulchy 'soil-building compost' that Nate left in our driveway. It was a tutorial in how to garden standing up.
Lazy, I tell you. Lay. Zee.
But the bouncing ball I am growing seems, increasingly, anything but.
Posted by devon at 11:41 AM