That’s not a metaphor. We literally planted a seed, in a cup, and it grew! For someone with what one might consider to be a brown, wilted, pathetic little thumb, that’s pretty darned exciting! So what sort of seed did I pick, you may be wondering? A lovely flower, since we always planted sunflower seeds in little cups when I was little?
Nope, that wasn’t for us. We planted…corn. I know it seems odd, I guess because it is a bit, but we’re having our very first “real” garden this year (as opposed to the 5 gallon buckets we’ve been planting in for the last few years) and I wanted corn!
Since planting that first seed last week, we’ve added 9 more corn, 6 cucumber, 2 parsley, 2 basil, 2 pepper and 4 varieties of tomatoes (6 cherry, 6 plum and 2 each of two large sizes.) We’ll be planting more corn in two week intervals over the next month to spread out the expected bounty. Gosh, I hope it works!