So…. we are in the middle of a pandemic. It is all so surreal, I have not known what to do with myself. I have been cooking a lot but the kiddos are like wild animals and start eating it all before I can take pictures for the blog. So, I decided to create a Victory Garden (Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United StatesUnited KingdomCanadaAustralia and Germany[1][2] during World War I and World War II. Wartime governments encouraged people to plant victory gardens not only to supplement their rations but also to boost morale.[3])

I have never had a green thumb, but it has given me something to do besides watching TV. And you never know… maybe something will come of it. I ordered raised garden beds from Home Depot and some soil, both were delivered and deposited on my driveway. My daughter and I had seeds sprouting on the dining room tabled (Currently, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, beets, and spinach). The strawberry seeds did not sprout, so I bought small plants.

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn

Something I have learned about myself, I am a lot like my late father. I have plot plans, meticulously drawn to guide me in the planting. What plants go good with some and not with others. This should work, lets hope so.

The plants are coming in. Yeah! In the past, my husband has always said “Did you apologize to the plants when you bought them?” because we all knew they would be dead soon. But this year is different! Flowers are working, new grass is growing, tomatoes plants are huge (not a lot of tomatoes though), radishes are thriving, cucumbers died, broccoli went to seed, lettuce is awesome!

After cancer, I have been looking for some stress relievers, exercising helps, but I am finding the garden to be so quiet and peaceful. If I get one tomato, I will be happy. It is just calm of it all that is working for me.

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