‘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!
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)!
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!