March 28, 2020


Gardening Just in Case

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman

We used to garden all the time and put up veggies (for non-gardeners, that means preserved foods in jars or the freezer)

This year, with our stay-at-home order to fight this infernal coronavirus, I decided not only to stick the root ends of my romaine in a bowl of water and wait for it to sprout leaves, but also to start a pot garden on our deck. No. Not that kind of pot. I planted seeds I found in my kitchen junk drawer that I had saved just in case I felt the urge to patio garden. Well, the urge hit. The thoughts of not having green leafy veggies at hand inspired me. You would not believe how fast those suckers, I mean seeds, pop up and start growing. I’m so excited. It’s gonna be Saladville around here. We’re gardening again. Deer, you’d better stay off our deck.

4 thoughts on “Gardening Just in Case

  1. Lulu: “Our Mama planted some vegetables in her garden because of this whole coronavirus thing, too.”
    Charlee: “Yes, apparently in a little over a month we’re going to be overrun with zucchini.”
    Chaplin: “What are zucchini?”
    Charlee: “Beats me. All I know is, it’s not catnip.”

  2. Ooooo catnip. That’s good stuff.

  3. We’ve revived our dormant backyard garden. I’ve got to try that regeneration thing you have in your first photo!

    • Good luck. Three days ago we planted more old seeds we found from 2011. Just for fun to see if they might possibly have life. I’ll be shocked if they sprout but I was too curious not to at least give them a chance.

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