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So, how did your day start?

This is how mine started - with a perfect little mess.  I am in Victory Garden mode because of all that is going on and the Covid-time grocery prices.  So, growing as much of our own food as possible during these times seems like a good idea - save money and keep myself busy.  Since I refuse to go to a store unless I absolutely have to, I am planting seeds in every little container I can find around the house.  These little cucumbers were in a piece of heavy packing material that my instant pot was nestled in.  My husband pointed out it was just like a big peat pot and I agreed but obviously we were both wrong...  As I moved it to a different position to catch more sun, I found out that when the plants were watered this very firm cardboard like material has the strength and consistency of a wet tissue.

So, what is a Victory Garden?  The term goes back to World War II when citizens were encouraged to grow a garden to ease the effects of food rationing. After my first grocery shop during the current crisis, the phrase popped into my mind and I thought it would be a very good thing to do.  I see on the internet that I am not alone.  Hopefully others have more expertise than I do! LOL  We can all learn together though, right?  Even if only a quarter of it is a success, that is a lot more than if we did nothing!
What are you growing in your Victory Garden and do you usually garden?  We have a challenging growing season here in southern Alberta - less than 100 days between the last spring frost and the first one in the fall - so you have to give a lot of thought to what will grow here.  We can't really plant anything outside until after the May 24th long weekend so right now I am planting seeds in little containers and trying to catch every ray of sunshine that comes through a window.  More on that later.
I hope everyone is finding things at home to occupy their minds and time during this pandemic.  Maybe try gardening and plant some veggies? 
I will be 65 this summer and am staring into a financial abyss since our retirement funds seem to have disappeared with the crisis and the financial impact of it.  Most folks should have time to let the economy come back and their investments will come with it.  Not enough time for us though so I feel like I should rename my blog "Cheap old Retired Lady" - what do you think?


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