and so it begins!!! look at 'em go. there is such joy in (sort-of) having created something. i say sort-of because obviously it's seeds and sun and soil and water and i didn't actually *do* much, but come on! that little fruit/vegetable wouldn't exist if i hadn't given it a home and made it so. plus there is a sense of calm in knowing "everything is going according to plan." i can be a crazy neurotic stressed out cat lady with 14 deadlines i'm unsure of meeting, yet a strawberry plant will make strawberries. also did you know the strawberry flower *becomes* the fruit? i didn't.
oh also, the last picture is of the patty pan squash i decided to get instead of a blueberry. the blueberry looked kind of big, while this one looked a little more manageable at about 6 inches tall. yeah, you know the thing about plants? they grow. in the 2 or so weeks since planting it, it has blown UP! pretty amazing to watch.