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You’ll reap what you sow (Doh!)

By Laurena Mayne Davis

See how pretty these sunflowers were last year? I save seeds and grow these Mammoth sunflowers every year, for the beautiful blooms and the abundant seeds. Boy oh boy do they make lots of seeds — so many the wild birds even quit eating them this winter and I gave the rest to the chickens. But for some reason I gave each and every seed to the chickens and didn’t save even a handful to plant. Doh!

 

 

I have had two forehead-slapping planting lapses this spring. About the time I realized I had no sunflower seeds saved, I figured out why my cucumbers hadn’t come up: I’d never planted them. I'd tilled, watered and examined for shoots, but while everything else came up around the cucumber patch, only weeds sprouted there. After trying to think back if I had planted too deeply or didn’t sow thickly enough, I realized I had no specific memory of putting seeds in the ground. Double doh!

In my defense, I do most of my gardening in the early morning hours before work and in the twilight, drowsy hours before bed, but still … at this rate, who knows what I’ll be harvesting this summer.


 

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