Friday, January 16, 2015

Frustrated Friday

Mom is so excited about being able to plant a garden in the ground instead of pots, she has already ordered, and received seeds for it.

Yup, there's lots of Basil, some Nasty-turn-iums (or whatever), lots of stupid green leafy lettuce and other herb-y junk, but there's something missing. Can you figure out what it is?

Take a closer look.

Have you seen it yet? Or rather, do you know what is missing?

'Nip.

Yes my friends, my own Mom has forgotten to order some 'Nip for me. She -claims- she was thinking of what she could put outside, but we all know she was thinking of her own stomach, and not me.

Something might meet a toothy death, but Mom told me there was plenty of time to order me some 'Nip since she can't plant anything in the ground until after my birthday in April, which is 3 months away.

I'll be watching.

10 comments:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Our Mommy thinks this is a great selection, too!

We aren't impressed that she overlooked the nip. It's always bout their own bellahs, isn't it? MOL!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Your human is quite ambitious, judging from all the seeds she got! But yeah, she needs to add a couple of packets of nip to the pile. I've heard nip tends to take over, so when my human planted it, she put it in one of the built-in outdoor planters we have around the house. That keeps it in check.

Monday walkers said...

My goodness gracious me......what a variety of seeds.......your Mom is going to be busy planting all those.

Noela Sydney Australia

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

No tomatoes!!!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Or Nip...

Megan said...

Millie - I immediately looked through all the packets for the nip and was horrified that there wasn't any. ESPECIALLY given that there were two packets of seeds for basil for that yucky green pesto stuff that your mom makes: so clearly she's thought of herself and completely and utterly forgotten you. How could she?

How about milking this for all it's worth? I think you might get extra scritches and treats for, ooooh, I dunno - a month? Go for it, I say!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Just Ducky said...

She better get you some nip.

Ellen in Oregon said...

Don't worry about the Nasty-ur-sums Millie. They are actually tasty little flowers that some humans & cats like to eat. They also keep pesky insects like mosquitoes away. Our mnacat Cosmo loves to eat verbeana flowers, mom can only plant those in hanging baskets or he will chomp them like a lawn mower. Your mom will have lots of fun planting all those seeds & watching them grow into delicious green stuff. When we lived where our mom could have a real garden, she tried to grow Nip from seeds without much success. The lady at the nursery said it helps to start the seeds in those little peat starter cups & plant after the the plant is at least a few inches tall. That worked great & the nip grew into big bushy plants. Pretty soon the Nip garden started causing problems. Mom says every loose cat in the neighborhood started partying in our Nip garden. Once those cats were all snockered-up on nip, those cats started brawling with lots of hissing, yowlin' & whappin' with claws unleashed. The fights were so bad mom said she had to throw a shoe at them to break up the party. Mom does not like being woken up by a bunch of nipped-up cats at 2 AM. Next day, mom pulled the nip plants out & put them in pots where only we could nibble on them. The Nip garden was closed down permanently. Now that we live in a condo with a deck 4 floors up, mom buys a couple of pots of nip each spring. One is to chomp on & when most of the leaves are gone, she brings out the nice fresh plant & the chomped on plant is put out of reach so it can grow new nip leaves. We know it is spring when mom brings home the Nip plants in April.

Georgia and Julie said...

We see all the nice seeds for her and NO nip for you :(
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ


Jay Kay said...

If you don't already know, get your soil tested with the Cooperative Extension before you garden in the ground. You don't know what the land was used for before or who dumped what there. For example, arsenic was used in old orchards and persists in the soil for hundreds of years.

They can also tell you what nutrients you may need to add to get a great crop. Happy gardening!