Outdoors, Parenting, Things I Can

72. Things I Can Water: The Plants While You’re Away


Dear Bug,

How many peppers can you find? Who else is hiding in the garden?

You started these plants last winter. They were just tiny seeds you dropped into pudding cups filled with soil. Do you remember putting on safety goggles and drilling all the holes in the bottoms? We had so many cast-off containers. Dozens. You labeled them all and pressed divots into the dirt to cradle the seeds. We arranged this mosaic of incubators on the table by the patio door, rotating them in and out of the narrow shaft of cool sunlight. Every day, you used that fat green spray bottle to feed them mist.

Not all of them survived but a bunch did — loads of parsley, basil, thyme, spinach, sugar snap peas — and these three pepper plants. Look at how they are flourishing! You’ve grown food. All it takes is water, sun, and a little tender loving care.

It’s hard to believe you’ve only just started week 2 of camp. I’m excited to see you. I’m not the only one.

Lots of Love,


2 thoughts on “72. Things I Can Water: The Plants While You’re Away”

  1. cute and get used to caring for the left behind, ex-girl/boyfriends, pets from apartments, lots of after caring and caring after for moms over the years

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