As we go about our adjusted daily lives, remember the small kindnesses. If you have to go to a store and there’s not an automatic door, hold the door open for the next person so they don’t have to touch one more thing. Give out smiles and kind words freely. Check in by phone with friends, family, and neighbors.
I freaked out the other day. Take news and social media breaks. Because you don’t want to be in a state of constant freak-out. 🙂
A week and a half ago (remember that? pre-freak-out) I posted about Plant A Seed Day. It’s tomorrow. And there’s never been a better time to plant seeds. It’s also the first day of spring. It’s the earliest start of spring in 124 years. Our weather here is forecasted to be 63 degrees. Which isn’t to rub it in to anyone with a less than stellar weather report. It’s just to say that amid the bad news, it’s something to be glad about.
Back to the seeds. Tomorrow I’ll be starting tomatoes and peppers from seed and then many weeks later I’ll transplant them outdoors. But if you don’t have outdoor space and only plan to container garden, you can get going right away on lettuce, kale, cabbage, etc.
Here are what my starts look like:
Now obviously, kale and broccoli plants (top and right) are going to get WAY big
So what on earth am I going to do with all those plants?
Eat them as micro-greens, of course! And so can you.
It’s not like I plant all those on purpose. What happens is, I have old seed and I’m not sure if it will come up. ALSO, seeds for these plants are REALLY SMALL,
so I just toss them lightly over the soil. And sometimes WAY MORE than I had intended get planted and come up.
Anyhow, like I said before. Micro-greens.
So go, plant seeds. Kindness, hope, cabbage, kale…
And let me know how you’re doing.
Sandra Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on Twitter. Sign up for the newsletter!
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