Vince completed the Master Gardener program many years ago – before I knew him so I’m guessing it was close to 30 years ago. I’ve always wanted to do it, checked into it everywhere we’ve lived and even checked into it before we moved here just after we bought the house.
This morning Vince and I were talking about it because a new class starts soon. The classes for our area are all online so Vince said since he had never kept up with the continuing education hours and there’s probably a lot he could learn about horticulture in our area, he’s said if I want to take the classes and do the community service hours, he’ll do it with me.
I’m looking forward to doing the classes and hands on hours. Becoming a Master Gardener has been on my bucket list for a long time!
Speaking of gardening, I had planned on planting five tomato plants in my raised bed that was dedicated for tomatoes. I figured one would die and five would be just right so I planted six. One of the six plants was growing along pretty good and get bent/broken. I cut it off, figuring it would die so I would have five. Then, a friend had started a bunch of plants from seeds. She gave me a four pack of tiny little plants and, since I can’t let a plant go to waste I stuck them in open spots in that bed. They were so tiny and fragile, I doubted any of them would survive. They all survived and the plant that I cut back sprouted right back out and has thrived so instead of having five plants, I have ten plants and they’re way too crowded but they’re producing and seem to be very happy. I’m sure I’d get larger and more tomatoes if they had a little more space but . . it’s the price I pay for not being able to get rid of anything that’s growing.