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Monday, May 18, 2009

My new best friend

Here is a photo of my new best friend, my Earthway Garden Seeder! (And, of course, the beautiful little garden assistant who posed with the seeder.)

What a fantastic tool! My husband gave it to me for Christmas and today I used it for the first time. I planted twelve 50 foot rows of peas in under 20 minutes!!! It opens the row, plants the seed, closes the row and marks the next row all at once. All I have to do is push it! This is a wondrous invention and I nominate whoever came up with it for the Nobel Prize for Gardening. It is especially wonderful for the pregnant woman with a 7 month baby belly! I have found only one fault, in hurricane force winds (like today) the light seeds like lettuce will blow out of the seed cup. But I blame this problem more on geography than on seeder design and operation. The heavy pea seeds were perfect. I'll see what tomorrow morning brings for wind to complete the cold crops!

I also tilled quite a bit today in preparation for the planter. Do you know how fun it is to till when you have a pint sized cheerleader sitting in the middle of the garden? She would yell and laugh and clap her hands whenever I passed her with the tiller. I'm so thankful she loves to be outside and in the dirt as much as her mother does! Here's a photo of her playing with her rocks...

1 comment:

  1. Your daughter is just adorable! That's so nice she likes to be outside as much as you! - Melisa

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