12thingsfor2012

My thumb is grey and I have a garden – let the fun begin!

Posted on: April 10, 2012

Some people have a gift with plants. Whatever they plant grows and flourishes. I am not one of those people. My thumb is grey and was usually a safe way to kill off any plant that had the “pleasure” to come across it.

As luck would have it, together with the flat I got a garden. Yay for BBQ (the nice Easter bunny even brought me a cute pink BBQ!) and soaking up the sun in the summer. Not so much yay for the plants.

Since this gardening thing of mine will certainly be a “first” that I have to face this year, I decided to add this to the list.

Below a pic of how the garden “really” looks like right now… You can see – still lots of work ahead of me!

Well, with the unwavering aid and support of my parents I am now spending some time each weekend gardening. I have planted plants, cut back a tree and am currently growing carrots and flowers in my kitchen (due to some evil snail infestation I can’t “Start them off” in the garden itself but need to get them big and strong in safety first (yeah, whatever safety under my thumb means…). In the coming weeks raspberries, tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, chilies etc will be added so that I will actually be able to harvest some yummie food later this year.

But until then I leave you with a few more impressions of my garden (in the rain… been raining nonstop today and I really want this post to get published today…).

A special thanks here, again, to Adrian for the birdhouse, it really is a center point in the garden!

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The List

1. Learn how to keep a garden alive - IN PROGRESS
2. Write an article (and possibly publish it if I am able to) - IN PROGRESS
3. Do volunteering I: Read stories on a regular basis to little kids
4. Do volunteering II: Not sure what yet, maybe soup kitchen?
5. Visit Stockholm - IN PROGRESS
6. Visit India - IN PROGRESS
7. Visit Lisbon - IN PROGRESS
8. Do a Sightseeing-tour of Cologne - DONE!
9. Sew a skirt
10. Run a half-marathon
11. Renovate (or at least assist) a flat - DONE!
12. Actually stick to writing this blog - IN PROGRESS

Get a perm - FAIL

Completed: 2/12
In Progress: 6/12
Pending: 4/12

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