I don’t have the greenest thumb in the family, which in my mind, simply equates to laziness. I am not terrible. I mean, I have grown some ginormous herb gardens and have had tomatoes coming out of my ears but my green thumb would be so much greener if I just frigging watered when I was supposed to and if I took the time to learn more about gardening. I am making some changes this year,though. I am going to be committed to my little garden because I have been inspired! Lauren has plans to plant a killer city garden, which will of course, be amazingly cool. It will be her first garden which her and Anthony will probably sprinkle with some crazy hipster powder or magical potion making it a huge success. And Michelle’s gardens? You should see the beautiful gardens my sister Michelle and her lovely mother-in-law Jan grow. They are the real deal. Big lush gardens with plump, swollen produce everywhere. Jan knows her way around a garden like I know my way around Neimans. With all three of us sisters looking forward to gardening this summer, it has me thinking about what is so exciting about gardening after all. There is so much more to gardening than the end result of a head of cabbage and some green peppers. Growing a garden gives you something to look forward to when you wake up in the morning every single day of the growing season. The excitement of walking out to your garden and finding a tiny seedling sprouting through the soil is addicting and plain old fucking awesome. I love the hopeful feelings I get and the need to nurture the plants as if they were my little green, leafed babies. Watching them grow and mature is pride worthy and beautiful. Whether you have a little pot growing basil or a legitimate row garden sprouting every vegetable known to man, the feelings are the same. Hopeful. And there is something to be said for feeling hopeful. It means you believe in tomorrow.
And while we are on the subject of “things a growing”, check out Michelle’s handy dandy guide to help you peruse your local farmer’s market with ease.
Now go pull on those Hunter boots and get your hands dirty! xoxo