Gathering: I saved the seeds from a sweet Butternut squash we ate at our Christmas dinner. Nice big seeds – the squash was from our local CSA farm. It feels good to be gathering the beginnings of my next garden. I’ve collected five or six types of seeds by now. I’m still gathering my list of seeds to order.
Giving: I gave my sister (who lives in CA) seeds for Christmas, though I think her box arrived late (I hope it has arrived by now). Cucumber, red lettuce mix, purple poppies and a interesting one called chocolate flower (yellow petals with a brown center). My sister grows lots of flowers. She tells the story about a young girl who fell off her bike in her front yard. As the mom helped the young girl up, the girl looked around with a scowl and said “This yard has much too many flowers!” Now how could that possibly be true?! I’m hoping my sister will send me a photo to post when her yard is in full bloom again.
Planting tiny seeds in the small space given you
Can change the whole world or,
At the very least, your view of it.
– Linus Mundy