Friday, August 23rd, 2013

First You Sow the Seed…

Stephanie

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Captain’s log, stardate 8232013.1. The cucumber plants have all begun to perish. While I understand the cycle of life, I can’t help but think that I did something wrong as I look at their withered, brown vines that once held so much life. I’d clapped my hands with tearful joy when the seeds first sprouted, then again when I saw signs of the first itty bitty cucumber.

I cheerfully ate 2-3 cucumbers a day for weeks – I especially liked them topped with smoked salt as a simple snack and now I’ve only two or three left in the crisper until next year- if I even choose to grow them again as it’s just so sad to see them run their course without an opportunity to offer them a fond farewell…


One thought on “First You Sow the Seed…

  1. I know what you mean, I’ve been trying to grow tomatoes all summer and Mother Nature has been conspiring against me. It’s not that I don’t have fruit on the vine, the tomatoes just won’t ripen. The one I’ve had tasted so amazing that it’s all worth it in the end.

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