As spring gets under way---at least, in some parts of the country!---I thought I'd start a thread for the gardeners among us.:spin: Every year, I can barely wait for the clay-like Oregon soil to dry out so I can start digging in the dirt........which is why I usually get my tomato starts going in a miniature terrarium well before the last frost. Gardening is therapeutic for me, especially after a long, cool, damp winter spent indoors; not only does it provide exercise, fresh air, and relief from stress, but there's just something about growing flowers and vegetables from tiny seeds that feeds my soul and keeps me centered, even amid the chaos of everyday life.
Since I'm far from the only one here who enjoys gardening, it seems that a 'green thumb thread' is a great place to share our adventures and growing secrets. Here, we can talk about what we like to plant and why, learn new techniques from one another, and discuss (or just cuss
) the latest gadgets and gizmos. We can also share our failures and laugh over our less-than-brilliant schemes (I'll have to tell you sometime about the time I planted over a hundred strawberry plants in my sunny front yard, only to have the deer eat everything the birds didn't spoil).