Joining the Grow Write Guild at You Grow Girl. A great way to inspire new stories about gardening. About why we garden.
Here is the first prompt: Write about your first plant.
The first garden I remember having was in 1998. It was my first time living in my own house (well duplex really) after several apartments during and after college. I dug up the patch of grass between the house and sidewalk and planted marigolds. I remember it was a LOT of work digging out all that grass. Probably spent a whole day or two on it. Obviously, my standards on what a lot of gardening work is has drastically changed since then! I don’t remember if I planted plants or seeds – probably plants – but I do remember that the next spring, the marigolds had seeded themselves and came back. I thought that was pretty cool since they were annuals. Besides having to water them, that was about all I knew about gardening back then.