Apr 10

‘Tis the Season

They’re here and have brought with them all of the promise of what can and hopefully will be. I’m not talking about President Obama’s visit to Connecticut just the other day. I’m talking about my seeds. My glorious kales, collards, cucumbers, squash, herbs, peas, beans and so much more… and with exotic names that excite me long before the plants even bear fruit… Ronde De Nice, Bianca Di Maggio and Poona Kheera! If I can actually get them planted, it has the potential to be a delicious growing season!

Seed-Packets

Truth be told, I’m already behind. My flats should be full of seeds already planted and my garden clean and covered in compost ready to be turned. And while neither is the case, I remain optimistic. As a matter of fact, just this morning I walked out the back door to discover that the kale and spinach I planted late last fall (that amounted to nothing then) had returned! I was delighted to see tender green chives breaking through the soil, lemon thyme turning back from brown to yellow, and green but tender baby spinach that I thought was long gone. It made my day (and will also make my dinner)!

April-Garden

And so, on this first warm and sunny spring day, I find myself breaking out the pitch-fork, giving the compost pile a little love, and preparing myself and my garden for a nourishing season ahead. Goodbye to the cold snowy days of winter, and hello to the season of renewal and birth. May we each plant something this spring that will nourish us throughout the year.

Whether you have a garden, window boxes or neither, please share your hope and promise for the season ahead.

Eat clean live well!

Terry Walters

Share

4 Comments

  1. Jill Wine
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Sounds beautiful, Terry! At least you’re not expecting 7-11 inches of snow tonight like we are 🙁 Hope I get to see you while I’m in town.

  2. Posted April 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Terry! Sounds wonderful. I’m envious – my yard doesn’t have enough sun for a veggie garden. I’ll live vicariously through you…:) Karen

  3. Wendy
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    I discovered Baker Creek has a store in Petaluma(about 1 hour away from me). It is amazing. It is in an old Bank. So many varities of each vegetables. Went away with some great seeds and books.(composting, crop rototaion,etc). I love the drawings on the seeds packs

  4. Posted April 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Oh…so jealous! In the northeast we have Comstock, Ferre & Co in Wethersfield, CT for those who might be interested!!!

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*