Friday, July 02, 2010

Off to the Garden

"Two years ago, I was saying as I planted seeds in the garden, "I must believe in these seeds, that they fall into the earth and grow into flowers and radishes and beans." It is a miracle to me because I do not understand it. The very fact that they use glib technical phrases does not make it any less a miracle, and a miracle we all accept. Then why not accept God's miracles?"

-Dorothy Day (1897-1980), From Union Square to Rome, 1938

This has been a very difficult week for us. A tragic incident close to home shook our belief in mankind, in humanity, in mortals.

I do not know how to vent my anger, my frustration. I do not know how to reinstate my faith. I do not understand why people do not understand parenting is a serious task and if a parent does not do his/her job well, they can raise humans who destroy society.

The greens in my garden consoles me. And though this year I can take no credit for them, I look to them to believe God is still there to work out miracles.

My Dad did everything for the garden this year from planting to taking care. He planted tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and beans. The tomatoes are growing happily. Zucchini flowers are in plenty. The bunnies ate the beans. The carrots are still growing.

He also planted hot peppers and I threw together all kinds of herbs in a herb pot.

Growing Mint is easy. I did not know that. My neighbors have loads of mint plants. On their suggestion I dug one stem of mint into the soil and it flourished.

The herb pot with herbs I can't even recognize

What are those ? Any idea ?

The Hot Peppers

Zucchini, all flowers and leaves. No fruit yet.



  1. Hope you feel better by the time you check back for comments.

  2. Dear sandeepa
    You will over come the shock soon ..It must have been quite a bad happening as it could shock, ever jolley lady like you.

    Very nice clicks...I will try to find out the herbs or may be some jungli growth like the grass in the pot :-)
    Bhalo theko

  3. Sorry to hear about the shock and trauma, Sandeepa. I don't know what to say other than- hope you feel better soon. The vibrant herbs are a gorgeous sight indeed.

  4. Sorry to hear this, Sandeepa. Hope you and your family are ok.

  5. Sad to hear about something that shook you. Hope that you are feeling better now. The herbs and veggies from your garden are gorgeous !!


  6. Sandeepa, yes the green plants are a soothing sight. We all know that bad things happen but this kind of unnecessary deeds does make you lose faith. Take care dear, with time it hopefully will get better.

  7. I hope you feel better soon. Whatever happened sounds most disturbing, having shaken you up so much. Love and hugs.

  8. Dont know what to write, it must have been something very bad otherwise never saw a poised lady like you so shocked. hope you all are well. baganer chobi khub sundor...khub vibrant colour. Puchke dutoke sabdhane rekho ar tomrao khub bhalo theko.

  9. Berautiful garden Sandeepa, no idea on those mystery herbs. I too am growing a small garden, will give a tour pretty soon :)

  10. Kancha lonka fresh gaach theke ... too good. Amar pui plants akash chowar chsta ye ache ... ki kore control korbo bujhte parchi na. Beshi upset hoyo na. :-)

  11. Sorry to hear about this and hope you'll feel better soon. Luckily, there are some wonderful human being out here too, and they make up for the ugliness and nastiness of some others...
    Gardening is a kind of meditation, which takes one out of the world, it has definitely soothing properties :-)
    Your unknown herb might be thyme?
    or oregano?
    Sending you lots of positive thoughts.

  12. I know sometimes it is really difficult when something bad happens to us. Hope you are feeling better now.
    Your parents live full time with you there. That sounds really good haveing parents there. I miss my mom. I canot complain as my inlaws are very nice. So i guess i should not moan.
    Love you garden we dont have one a we live in aptm. And anway i don't have green gingers according to my daughter i even kill cactus :-)

  13. Hope you feel better soon Sandeepa :(

    Glad that you have your garden to soothe your troubles over....the intense heat seems to have withered the herbs and they are barely surviving ....


  14. Take care Sandeepa.My prayers are with you and family.

  15. I am fairly certain that the herb in question is oregano.


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  18. You are a wonderful cook no doubt, I wish I could get a chance to taste your recipes. But do please comment on my post and kindly let me knw once you try that recipe.

  19. I am too bad at gardening....I wish I could get better. All my plants die, I do not know how to care for them so I get artificial plants but then I dont love them....they are not real!!! I would love to have a herb pot or a small garden so that I do not have to buy them. Can anyone suggest me something, I am too depressed about my gardening skills.


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