On Wednesday, I suggested you could put a seed catalog under your pillow and possibly dream in flowers. I know it seemed silly and (pause) New Age. I’d be lying if I told you I actually did put a seed catalog under my pillow. However, I have been known to read seed catalogs with my head on top of the pillow and I did that last night.
I was reading about Calendula when the Johnny’s Seeds catalog went flying down onto the floor and my eyelids fluttered shut. Sad to say, I did not dream in flowers, but in LETTUCE. I don’t remember if the dream was in Technicolor, but there were neat little rows of green and red leaf lettuce in my two raised beds, like a checkerboard. And get this…two groundhogs and my former hairdresser from the late 1980’s were circling around outside the fence. (Remember, the groundhogs see you when you’re sleeping.)
It was really weird.
I confess, I have been thinking about lettuce a lot lately. There are so many different kinds and you can start growing it SO EARLY! Just not RIGHT NOW. Maybe that’s why I dreamed about it. Or maybe it’s just because I can’t wait to plant my checkerboard lettuce box this spring!
What kind of gardens are you dreaming about planting?
I dream of a rooftop garden bursting with basil.
I planted some 2 year old basil seeds among my tomato plants last year and they got to be about 3 inches high when some gang of bugs ate them.
Note to self: Try again this year.
Note to Ada: I can see this happening for you.