Monday, April 26, 2010
I Love My Early Spring Garden
I spend a lot of time out here starting in February and usually giving up in June - when it gets blisteringly hot and I leave the garden to fate. But these early months are the stuff - supremely satisfying in the smaller moments and small steps. Tucking away some lettuce starts, building a rustic trellis for the snap peas, harvesting herbs. Sixty degrees with a breeze and the sun on my back urges me along in my chores. Though truth be told, I don't need much urging these days.
What is growing right now :: Garlic, rhubarb, broccoli, thyme, snap peas, lettuces, borage, chives, oregano, sage, lemon balm, dill, rosemary and parsley.
What is not growing right now :: The evil, relentless, undermining weeds of the South!