GARDENING AND ETSY

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 today....it'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!

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

    Cindy

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  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.
    Brenda

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  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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