Monday, May 3, 2010

graduates


This Saturday, after U of M students graduated, so did my cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, celeriac, parsley, bok choy, celery and fennel seedlings! They left the comfort and safety of our sun room, went out into the real world and got planted in the garden. (I "hardened them off" first, don't worry.)

Since the President had already left town I gave them a little speech: Grow fast, be tasty, and please don't get any pests that are too disgusting.

No, I'm not crazy, plants grow faster when women talk to them. (Ok, maybe I'm a little crazy.)

12 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Cute advice to your garden!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Wow!
i like stir-fry Bak-Choy with oyster sauce + sesame oil~YUM*

Elizabeth said...

I heard that flowers last longer if you sing to them...now who's crazy? :)

mindy said...

my oh my, that's going to be one fantastic garden! can't wait to hear about your harvest.

hip hip gin gin said...

You're not crazy, my grandmother lived by that advice. She would talk to her plants every time she watered them, giving them little encouragements and telling them how pretty they were.

Diana Mieczan said...

What a adorable post!
Thanks so much for your comment Abigail, so sweet of you!
I wish I would have a little garden! It looks beautiful!
Great blog and I hope to see you again...I am going to be back for sure!
Kisses and have a lovely day!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Ah! So excited!

wishful nals said...

so exciting -- spring is officially here!

Brandi said...

I'm with Elizabeth -- I'd sing to my plants too. I need to get plants first.

couture designers said...

Thank you for making me smile. And no worries, you're not crazy, plants definitely grow better if you talk to them.

Alex said...

My grandmother used to sing to her garden and I thought she was being so silly. But her garden was always the prettiest and grew the most! I believe you.

pen.ny said...

I still can't get over your pictures of your plot! It's just so gorgeous- all of it!

I think it's nice you gave your plants a speech, I'm sure they know what a loving mother you are (or will after they flourish).

Gotta admit- sad that you aren't following through with planting lots of Gus'!