Today I’m thankful for Strawberry Plants that survived!
I know they don’t look like much, but the small amount of new green growth I’m seeing gives me hope, and puts a smile on my face!
I totally ordered seeds and strawberry plants at the wrong time. First of all I didn’t realize the strawberries were coming in the form of dehydrated plants, I thought I had ordered seeds. So when all these plants arrived that needed to be soaked in water and planted ASAP I kind of panicked.
It was the perfect storm of plants arriving right after the stay home order was issued, and I had tested the soil and found it to be deficient in pretty much everything. So, I need a bunch of stuff to get the soil healthy, and I have plants that need to be planted, oh and I can’t leave my house to go to a nursery to get what I need to fix my soil (I really wanted an in person convo vs ordering stuff online since I’m not as knowledgeable regarding gardening). So, after a ton of research and putting to use things I had on hand like egg shells, banana peels, black gold and pine needles I was able to plant my strawberry plants.
Thanks to my SIL, Amy, giving me great advice I was able to keep the plants viable for much longer than was intended before getting them in the dirt.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to walk out there yesterday and see fresh green growth! Some of the plants still look like angry little sticks that may not take, but some of the plants are off to a great start. Now I just have to keep the dirt healthy, and work on getting the rest of my boxes healthy so I can get my seeds planted.
So thankful to see something growing!
P.S. I didn’t plant anything in the garden last season because we were house hunting and were sure we’d be moving to a new home, Sky and I both missed the garden so much, so I’m extra thankful to have a garden to work on this summer!