Saturday, March 19, 2011

seed sowing

yesterday was a very important day. my mom and i started planting in the garden! we planted carrots, parsnips, turnips, swiss chard, and an assortment of herbs (thyme, oregano, lavender, chives, dill, cilantro, peppermint, lime mint, etc... yum). before too long, we will plant beets, onions, greens, radishes, green beans, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and cantaloupe. i'm so excited! oh, and we planted little strawberry plants too.

i've been wanting to learn more about gardening for years, so being at home for a few months lends me the opportunity to become a garden apprentice and follow my mum around in the backyard.

by the way, the forsythia plants are in bloom, which officially ushers in spring. welcome back, warmness! it has truly been too long.

i am currently inspired by all things growing and blooming, by the bright green and yellow and pink of the new season, by the size and shape the different seeds i planted, and by the prospect of fresh organic veggies from our backyard garden. delightful!

the backyard forsythia blooms

1 comment:

Akayleia said...

Oh that is so beautiful! I love spring. There's just something about seeing a little green blade poking its way through the frozen ground that makes me happy. I wish I had room for veggies, or a garden for that matter : )