‘Ok, Where The Green Thumbs At?’
On a walk the other day with Luke, he noticed some green weeds sprouting up on a lawn as we passed by it.
The greenery may have been hiding under the snow all season but we think, due the warm weather we are having lately, the sprouts were new-ish.
Last year Jeff and Luke built a greenhouse together. One of my amazing sisters gave Luke a few plants of his choice and another sis gave him beautiful heirloom seeds.
We picked up a few additional varieties of good to cultivate — including some fruits and veggies — from the local greenhouse Art Knapps. I decided I was going to be gardener.
Luke has always been a natural green thumb so he had already figured out what we needed to do and I was the willing student. In life, I have proudly kept an aloe alive…barely…but it’s still here!
Our home doesn’t have a yard really so we acquired and purchased a few big pots and long planter thingys.
Jeff and Luke did the greenhouse part and I got the rest of the supplies.
A few days and weeks into potting our goods, the excitement of seeing that first sprout came. How big will it grow to be? How many pieces of produce will be on the mature plant? Will it actually be what the package said it was? Will it even survive to give us anything to eat.
Well, we put the seeds in the little mini pots and got them growing. We didn’t have a built-in watering system so I admit the scorching Kamloops heat got the best of some of them…with my poor remember-to-hand-water memory.
All in all, we didn’t end up being able to consume anything but it was a fun experience doing that together with Luke…and a bucket-lister for me actually.
One of the things I have always admired of others, and in my spirit needed to do, was to cultivate and consume my own home-grown food and medicines.
This ‘mayday’ post it to y’all green thumbs out there who really know what you’re doing when it comes to all of this.
I have books and Google yet, like baking bread from scratch, I’m smart enough to know there’s definitely secrets out there or know-how that isn’t written in any book or article.
Three questions because we really like carrots:
1- When do I start carrot seeds in Kamloops?
2- What is the best container to put them in?
3- Any other Kamloops carrot tips?