Gardening on My Mind

For the couple of days the weather has been so much milder that I am getting excited about spring! I’ve been walking around singing a song in my head. Well, my version of a song anyway. The melody is Georgia on my Mind but the title of my song is Gardening on my Mind!

Gardening on my mind

Gardening on My Mind

Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

32 thoughts on “Gardening on My Mind”

  1. Wow so much good information. I love my garden, although haven’t been able to have one since hubby is working in another state. My Fridays and Mondays are spent driving. The weekends I am with him, only leaving me home 3 days a week, and there is yardwork, and cleaning to do on those days. Like you said, a garden is an everyday job. But these tools and gadgets will come in handy when I can get mine growing again. Thanks so much!!

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    1. I’ve decided I’m not going to get totally caught up in my garden this year. It takes too much time away from other things. I can spend maybe 3 or 4 days a week really working on it and then do other things on the other days.

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      1. Sounds like a good plan. I usually spent about an hour and a half per day. I’m a break things down into smaller time increments and do it everyday, verses spending a whole day doing something. I don’t know why. Then its not an all day, dreaded chore, I guess. But with our situation right now, it’s just not practical or possible.

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      2. I can certainly understand not having a garden with the work situation! I can only do physical things for a short time then I have to go lie down. That’s part of the reason I need to restrict my garden time.

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      3. I get in trouble with my doctor. I push things and then end up in a pain cycle we can’t break. But if I don’t do things my mind turns to mush. I need to move around. I was always so athletic before the injury!

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      4. I can only imagine. I have a neck issue that could be fixed with surgery but since I wake up during surgeries no doctor will touch it. I am allergic to all pain meds so its something that I just have to deal with and if I push I pay for it with more pain. But it’s like anything in life, I’ve adapted and dealt with it. God has blessed me with learning to deal and knowing my limits so that is the grace in it all 🙂

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      5. Oh, geez! I’m just the opposite. They have a really tough time waking me up after surgery. I’m called a “slow recovery.” I can’t imagine being allergic to all pain meds! When the spinal cord injury first happened I was on really serious, dangerous stuff like Oxycontin. Now I just take Vicodin when I absolutely have to.

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      6. Slow recovery would be scary. Hubby always has low oxygen levels when they wake him up. Yeah, I’ve had 2 surgeries and woke up both times. I am a small person 5’3 120lbs and they always have to give me double what it would take and I still wake up, then they have to give me more. So, when I wake up I am sick as a dog. It’s not just pain meds either, it’s all meds. There’s only one antibiotic that hasn’t almost killed me. Even flu and cold stuff, I just have to suffer through. Funny how things are like that.

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      7. I have the knot in my neck,(which you can physically feel with your hands and see when it’s aggitated/when I do too much) that they can’t tell what it is or fix it unless they do exploratory surgery, which they won’t because of where it is and since I have a history of waking up. They said if I woke up it could paralyze me, so they won’t touch it. They just want to give me narcotics that I can’t take, so I’d tell them no thanks, and I just deal with it.

        I also have anxiety and panic attacks, which I have had since I was a child. Apparently you can have them due to trauma in your life, which can be fixed through therapy and meds. Or you can have a chemical “misfire” which is what mine is that can’t be fixed. So, they just have to give you meds. But then my allergies play in 🙂 I am limited to what I can take for that. The first few they gave me almost killed me. My doctor went old school meds and now I have one that I can take, that is in and out of my system in 4 hours, so not a high risk if something happens. Thank God, I only take it when I feel like a coronary is coming on. The rest of the time I deal with it. It’s not a big deal.

        It’s funny because I am not allergic to dogs, cats, foods, dust, nothing “God Made” I am allergic to all of the stuff man made that is suppose to help you LOL Sorry for such a looooong answer.

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      8. It does kind of seem that way. When you hear all the side effects, then of course there is a pill for the side effects. I am blessed to be my age and only have the issues I have. Thank God I don’t have anything else wrong with me that I would need medication.

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      9. I’ve gotten off all the medications I possibly can and still function. I see the commercials for new medicines and they spend more time talking about the horrible side effects than what the medicine can do FOR people!

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      10. I’m happy for you 🙂 But there is nothing wrong with taking something that is making your life livable. Take if from someone who has to suffer through, there are days if I could take something, I would 🙂
        The side effects thing is so true. We talk about it every time one of the commercials comes on. It will help with 1 thing BUT it will cause 30 other problems.

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  2. I had no idea that vertical gardens produced more food. I will definitely have to look into that. As for overhead watering, well, that is something else I didn’t know wasn’t wonderful. I guess I have some reading to do before planting!

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    1. Starting with herbs is a great idea, Steph! I grow herbs in my garden during the summer and them pot them up and bring them inside for the winter. Just be careful not to over water rosemary or let thyme seeds dry out!

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      1. I’m growing basil, thyme, and parsley on the windowsill right now. I also have a rosemary plant and parsley plant I pulled in from the garden in big pots under a window by my desk.

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