Gardening In New Hampshire: Time to Plant!

We don’t have a green thumb. Not a one. We are not what you would call the gardening type. Every year, we try to plant a small garden, full of vegetables. And every year, we find our plants have wilted – despite all the love we give them. Last year, we even took a gardening class at the local library. We both took diligent notes, followed up with questions, and learned all the different ways potted plants need extra attention. It didn’t help.

So this year we took things a little more seriously. We went straight to Wentworth Greenhouses. The are the sweetest people with the most patience. I even overheard them trying to explain to a woman that yes, indeed, all plants need sunlight. Who knew?

After many, many laps of the greenhouse, a few extra circles through the exotic plants, we found a small plant for Ezra’s bedroom window and one for Andy’s office. They even repotted the plants for us. (A good thing, because, honestly, we probably would have killed them in the process.)

Feeling a little overconfident, we started our vegetable garden today as well. Every year we get a little bit closer to actually having plants that survive. Andy’s gardening app told us we had to plant our peppers and tomatoes today. So that’s what we did. I think Ezra might have put a few too many seeds in each tray. We think she was just trying to make sure at least one seed would grow. She’s a little optimist.

For now, the seeds are tucked under the windows in our living room. Andy might try to build an above ground garden box for us. If the plants make it out of stage one, then he’ll get the green light. Until then, please send positive gardening vibes our way.

Little Gardening Tips

Ezra’s Little Christmas Tree

Every year, we cut down our own Christmas Tree. Last year, our tree was just a little fuller than that of Good Old Charlie Brown, so when we went this year, we set our hopes somewhere in the range of the Griswolds. There’s this little farm near our house that my mom and I have been going to for years to cut down her tree, so this year we took Ezra to pick out a Christmas tree.

We found the perfect one, had it cut down, and hauled it back home. However, that wasn’t before the owners offered Ezra her own pint-sized tree, for FREE. You should have seen her face light up. She was so proud to show it off to everyone. Turns out at tree farms, there’s a lot of little trees that get cut because they are growing too close to another tree. They either get thrown out or burned. So we gave it its own home, Ezra even offered to drive it home on top of her car.

We got a kick out of strapping it to the roof of pink and purple car and letting her drive around with it. I think she enjoyed it a bit, too.
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Chirp… Chirp…

Feeder

Feeder

Ahh yes, spring! The snow is melting, the temperature is rising, seeds are growing, I love this time of year. Another reason I love it is for the birds. Growing up, I would love to go to my grandparents in the spring. I would love to go so I could see all their amazing birds that would come to my grandfather’s feeders.

Now it’s our turn to feed the birds. For Christmas last December, Moemoe bought Ezra window bird feeder. While it does serve its purpose of serving the birds, the squirrels seem to be enjoying it as well! We did set up a feeder for the squirrels but they have yet to notice the yummy corn we have put out for them.