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It’s been a wonderful experience all along

When planning our veggie-garden before, I was used to buying seedlings at the local markets in our area. Not just because it was easier and to have a head start growing them, but also because of the availability – what’s for sale at that specific moment – which gave me a rough idea about when to plant what without having to do a lot of research.

But obviously this year’s health crisis got us locked up and even though the markets were still partly open (and as I found out much later, so was the garden center in the nearest town) we decided to stay safe. It was actually really fun to get my old box of seeds out again and start building a nursery with materials we had lying around.

It’s been a wonderful experience all along that has drawn me into gardening even more. There’s a great deal of satisfaction in growing your own food and we have always felt lucky to be able to do so. But nursing the plants from scratch adds a whole other level to that satisfaction, so I intend to continue to do that and will probably even extend to other plants too.

We have been extremely lucky with the weather this spring, so that helped. No frost to speak of, warm but not too hot and up until last week rather dry. Unfortunately, we have had a couple of heavy hailstorms in recent days and quite a bit of rain. There’s been some damage in the veggie garden, so today I will replace the ones that suffered with benchwarmers from the nursery. 

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