Gardening: The Hidden Gems
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
Recently I just had the opportunity to conduct the first garden harvests. I have long enjoyed being out in nature because I share that connection with the plants and animals. Each time I hear or see a bird flyby that association with aviation always pops up. The sounds of nature are enough to relax my soul. Ever since I was a young girl I have shared that immediate connection. Gardening has helped provide a secondary solace place just for my wondrous soul. I may not have the most perfect green thumb, but I sure do love to press on.
Potatoes are one of those easy to grow items in the garden. There needs to be a single seed potato for each needed plant. Sprouting seed potatoes are the first necessary thing that needs to be done when growing these lovelies. As soon as they are sprouted with small plant nubs they are ready to go into the ground. Spacing is always a wise thing to remember because that is how to get the most crop out of the smallest areas. In my experience with potatoes the best ones to grow are Yukon Gold. Recently I have taken on a new project of trying to grow sweet potatoes. Last year that project was a success, but it was also decided this year to attempt purple sweet potatoes. So far both plants have taken off. The recent harvest of potatoes was the Yukon Gold ones. It is always nice to pull the potatoes out of the ground. Potatoes are one of those satisfying vegetables to grow due to the fact that they grow underneath the soil. So until harvest, crop yield will forever remain a secret.
Carrots are the golden, orange, and beta carotene filled vegetable that is nothing but a slice of pure heaven. Digging up fresh carrots puts of the sweetest aroma of heaven. I love carrot season because there is nothing like the taste of a fresh carrot. When comparing a store bought carrot to a home grown carrot there is a huge difference. The garden grown fresh carrot has so much more flavor. When considering the fresh grown carrot there are a whole lot more nutrients in that one. I love growing carrots so much, and I highly recommend attempting it yourself.
So far there will be a reap of beans, apples, tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers, herbs, elderberries, and zucchini. Eventually when harvest comes around I will be showcasing the end product. I did also have the opportunity to harvest some nice garlic from the side yard. That was a unique experience along with harvesting the plentiful amounts of onions. Everyday I am out in the garden is another day of pure bliss. I certainly love every second of being out in nature. Life is always so beautiful in every way possible. I still cannot believe how one small seed can turn into a huge tree. Without a doubt gardening is a miracle -a beautiful one.
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My name is Jetta, and I am a student pilot currently attending Southern Utah University to become an airline pilot. Join me on my journey from zero to the left seat.