Sunday, March 8, 2009

Check Out My RACK!

Not THAT rack.. ya pervs.
The rack you may have already caught a view of in my huge, front window. It's actually Jasens rack. The rack that holds what he holds most dear in life. Tiny, buried, tomato seeds.
He is one committed little gardener.. and after a long cold winter (that if you've still noticed, isn't even kinda over..) of sitting in his easy chair with his Gardeners Bible in hand.. he just could not wait another minute.

We spent his last day off at Anderson Seed-- looking through a catalog.. a CATALOG.. of SEEDS. Didn't know there was such a thing. Thought catalogs were for shoes and pretty underwear.. and toys to circle for Christmas. But there it was.. and there we stood-- for a really, really, long, time.. choosing just the right 'breeds' (wait.. that's not the right word..) of everything from peas to turnips.. and left with $40.00 of 'bulk' seeds, and one enthusiastic husband.
So about the rack. He claims the front window is THE best spot for his precious seedlings to thrive.. and has now added a space heater to 'fake summer' temperatures..
(it's a very deceitful process.)
There was a time I would of refused. Couldn't of taken the clutter in our already tight kitchen table quarters.. and balked at the look of a red, metal RACK in my front window 24/7.
But he loves it. And I love him. And I love that he loves it.
So go ahead. Do a drive by. Check out my rack.

12 comments:

Heather Zwygart said...

That's awesome! We need a little of that enthusiasum (can't spell) at our house!!

Amy Lynn said...

Oh...our husbands would really get along. Mine stood outside the other night with a master gardener neighbor and learned how to prune things...even came inside with a big book about pruning. Don't have the passion in ME but I certainly applaud the homegrown passion in other people...and I do love "reaping" the benefits!

Brynne said...

I am a witness--that is one impressive rack! I think I'm gonna stick with growing (and trimming) grass this year. It's what I do. It's a lot lower maintenance than flowers and vegetables and the weeds that compete with them.

Kristina said...

Tanner has been telling us for forever, "mom, the prophet said to plant a garden, so why don't we just plant a garden, O.K.?!" That is awesome that he does that. I am just imagining all the yummy salsa!

emma jo said...

I don't know if it gets much cuter than a man that is crazy about his seedlings. I wish I lived closer so I could pull a "little red hen" move in a few months with your bounty of produce.

Tasha said...

Well it takes more than 20 inches of snow to rain on his parade doesn't it?!?haha I promise I won't touch any of your tomatoes Jasen...when I touch green growing living things...they don't stay that way for long!!LOL Good on ya!!

The Johnson's said...

Fun, fun--it would have been more fun if it hadn't snowed 2 feet! Gee are we ever going to see the grass again? My dad is a pretty crazy gardener too (so I don't need to be, ha). I can't wait to hear about all the yummy tomatoes he's grown!

Abby said...

I am looking at those pans of delicious tiny hamburger patties and trying to figure out where the tomato seeds will go...you are very funny. And I love that you love that he loves gardening.

Colette said...

I'm going to drive by your house to have a look at your rack. (That's just a weird statement to write.)

Shareen said...

I am speechless and so impressed! You go with your bad rack! I would drive by to see it any day of the week..that rack willpay off too:)

Julie said...

I need a Jasen Master Gardener at my house. I actually have those little seed trays and I'm inspired to get them going now. Tell Jasen to set up a hotline because i"m going to have ????'s.

Jocelin said...

I'm so impressed. This shows a real commitment to gardening. I could use some of your initiative. I have been telling my daughters that our climate just doesn't support a garden and they are on to me.
Nothing better than a fresh, homegrown tomato. Good luck!