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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Yesterday I planted my little garden. It felt good to get outside and dig in the dirt for a couple of hours. I always love when the warm weather arrives, because I am definitely not a winter person. 

Ordering my vegetables online was a new experience, but as we all know we are having a lot of new experiences these days. 

When I looked at what I had ordered, I realized that my eggplant plants were Japanese eggplants rather than the eggplants I am normally used to. Apparently these are sweeter than regular eggplants so I will be interested in sampling them in hopefully a couple of months.

I just hope they do as well as the eggplants I planted last year, as those were really prolific. 

I also got crooked neck summer summer squash, slicing cucumbers, two types of bell peppers, and a chive plant. The garden center was out of the other herbs I wanted so I will probably check back with them at the end of the week to see if they have gotten more in. No tomato plants this year as I didn't want to feed the squirrels again. 

I allotted half of the garden space to the veggies and planted wildflower and zinnia seeds in the other half. The flowers are definitely an experiment as I am not sure they will get enough hours of full sun.

The other thing I did this week was partially open my Etsy shop back up. I need to be working, but I am still not comfortable with going to the post office to drop off packages. So, I am going to limit myself primarily to vintage jewelry, lingerie, and linens. These are thing I can drop through the mail slot where I live. 

Making this decision gave me the impetus to start sorting through my vintage linens, where I found 21 vintage cloth napkins that I now plan to use instead of paper ones. I also now have a stack of items that I will be photographing and adding to the shop in the days to come. 

Things are difficult for all of us and I know that for me I need to stay busy and focus my energy on things other than the virus. I hope the flowers flourish in my garden and bring joy to the people where I live. 

Stay safe, sweet friends.


  1. I wish I had that last quote for my post's perfect and just what I was talking about. Love that you have a good place to garden. That will be good to watch and take care of! Hugs!

  2. Great that you got your garden started. Hope your wildflowers will do well.


  3. Looking good. It will be nice to have fresh veggies this summer. I cannot wait to get outside and start to plant and start my flowers. I have a few more weeks here in Illinois before that is safe to do. Enjoy that beautiful weather. Love the quote.

  4. I'm so glad you got to dig in the dirt and plant your garden! I've never planted eggplant. I wouldn't even know how to cook it. But let me know what you cook from yours and I might just give it a try.

  5. How nice to have a veggie garden, Laura. I can't wait to plant my pots with flowers. I think it will be a couple of weeks. Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy, Laura.


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