Thursday, April 2, 2009

Popping in for a midweek dibble

dib•ble (dĭb' əl) v. 1. trans. To make a hole in (the soil) with or as with a dibble; to sow or plant by this means. to dibble in (into): to put in or plant by dibbling. -- the Oxford English Dictionary

Wednesday evening, a quick trip to the greenhouse proved more exciting than anticipated. Not only had the tomatoes shot-up with gusto, even the peppers had begun to germinate! Well, if your excitement about this doesn't reach the same heart-palpitating levels ours did, you're forgiven. The herbs are still on their way and if that won't make a person giddy, I don't know what will.

After giving the babies their baths (and thanks to Kirsten and her volunteers for some emergency mid-week watering) we dibbled out the chard from their starter containers into seedling containers, giving them room to grow in anticipation of transplanting later this month.  

If the germination and dibbling wasn't enough to send us into fits of elation, then the promise of spring and our first day back at the garden surely is.  THIS SATURDAY, April 4th, 10:00 AM is opening day at Ginkgo.  Chicago Cares will be on hand to lend a hand and you, too, are welcome to come by and help us say, "welcome back, growing season!"