Winter is finally over and we can start dreaming of long, hot summer evenings with a bench of good friends, campfire, fireflies and delicious, self-made cupcakes and muffins. My favourite season is coming and I have to be prepared for that big event. Therefore, I decided to show everyone my ‘green thumbs’ by becoming a gardener (not a real one of course).
When I went to Hema a few weeks ago to buy a birthday present for a dear friend, I came up against a ‘Sunflower growing kit’ and I didn’t even hesitate to take this cute paperboard flowerpot with me. When I got home with my newest addition, the sun was already smiling at me through the window. I decided to plant the sunflower seeds right away since it is March, which is the perfect month to put the seeds in the ground according to the description the cover of the pretty yellow pot.
The enclosed matter contains six compressed blocks of sand, two little packets with sunflower seed and of course the bright, paperboard flowerpot. It was so funny to see how fast the sand gets its well-known form and rises within a minute when you add the water! Next I planted one of the two enclosed little bags with seed. Then, I stared at it and found out that waiting until I saw some movement wasn’t that effectual.
In the meantime, I told my friends about my green thumbs, which even sounded as a joke to me, and so did it for others. The only reaction I’ve got is ‘Are trying to make fool of me? That plant will be death within a few days’, so I am determined to prove them wrong, and so I did.
After a few days, some green early-birds showed up and suddenly, the day after, a whole tiny forest came out! It is so funny how happy people can be of something so small. It made me think about what Kurt Vonnegut once said ‘Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things’. I am joking: I just looked up a random quote, but I do believe I picked out an inspiring one.
Of course it will take a few months to grow and unfortunately I have no special powers that can make flowers grow faster, neither have I a time machine. Therefore, you have to wait a while until I can write a new blog post about the (hopefully) beautiful and fully grown sunflowers. Time to prove that I really have green fingers as I am claiming. Mission accepted!
Are you just as curious and impatient like me?