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Sowing the Seeds of Love

May 20, 2014
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The planting project is proceeding! The vegetable patch is no longer empty! Here you can see the nice, even rows that I dug for planting the seeds. As you can see, I love order in everything, even in planting vegetable seeds.

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There was really no great plan to what we planted in the vegetable patch this year. It’s a mix of “oh, that would be interesting” and “let’s see what seeds they have available”. As a result we have carrots, 4 types of salad, parsley, radish, thyme and rosemary. We will also add dill later, as soon as I remember to buy those seeds… In order to remember what I have planted (in case I will not be able to identify plants as soon as they start growing), I put the each of the bags on an ice cream popsicle stick and stuck it to the ground.

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In case you’re wondering, the section on the other side of the middle stepping stones is reserved to potatoes. They will be planted during a weekend later in the spring.

In addition to the vegetables, we also planted flower seeds. I have no recollection of what type of flowers these will turn out to be, but as with the vegetables, I stuck the seeds bags next to each of the rows in order to identify the beautiful flowers once they grow.

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The Other Half has been busy turning the soil in from of the guest cottage. This will be our fruit orchard… Someday.

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We also took an old pot to the top of the road, filled it with soil and planted some flower seeds. Hopefully these will provide anyone visiting Villa Linnea a beautiful welcome during the summer season!

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Swans also made an appearance over the weekend, in a surprisingly large group. This happens every year during the spring and usually we see 1-2 swan couples circling around the lake throughout the summer.

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p.s. to top off the seed planting frenzy throughout the weekend we had a bit of snow! Luckily it melted away really quickly.

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