The past month has been beyond hectic and also a little bit fun. Unfortunately, somewhere in all the chaos that is life I had no time to write. I have also been slacking on my garden duties, but that is life. Now things have calmed down a bit and I would like to get to it again.
Things are really good right now. I feel happy and proud for the first time in quite a while.
My plants are doing well. I also sold 18 of them. It is not so many, but it is a start!
The flower pots that I have been constructing are functional although I have broken a few, because I get so excited to see how a new recipe is working I take it out of the mold too soon. They are sort of ugly and I would like to buy some bio paint or some dye, but it’s kind of expensive. Something for the future. I think they will be better when the plants bloom as well.
The new semester is also starting. Last one ended quite well. I earned all A’s (to date, I haven’t gotten my grades back from my economics course and that may not be so great) for my first semester at the university. I am hoping the learning in the upcoming courses employ a more complex learning technique.
Today I will (finally) go to the garden and lay the foundation for my experiment for this year. I am planting 6 beds (10×4) with potatoes and a mix of others plants to examine the beneficial properties that intercropping has to offer. I am hoping that the data that I collect this year can be used to support my application for grant money to develop the project on a larger scale for my master’s thesis. I have decided on the variety “Belana”. They are an early type potato that is an improvement on the “Linda” classic. Their storage qualities are reportedly excellent. I will also see how my test plot using self-made seed tapes works. I am crossing my fingers.
Last time I was in the garden, I transplanted a whole bunch of strawberry plants that had effectively taken over the asparagus patch. After sticking them in as many random places in the garden as I could, I put the rest in plastic pots from previous years’ purchases. I am hoping that they didn’t all die of dehydration since I haven’t been there in quite awhile.
And when I sit here and write about everything I realize that am happy. But, I can barely catch my breath. I am afraid that everything will come falling down if I make the wrong choice. I feel like I am half living on a cloud. I ask myself if I really deserve to feel this way. I ask myself if I make one false move…will everything will fall apart? But, as I have come to learn a little bit of fresh air will help me to clear my head. I will be able to find the answers I seek.