Thursday, March 3, 2011


It's an absolutely glorious day.  Have you ever noticed that there seems to be a moment between winter and spring.  One day everything is dreary and sad looking and then the next day all the long dormant plants are bursting with energy.  Somehow overnight the iris are bulging with energy, long dormant herbs like my tarragon have sent up a bundle of new shoots.  It was only last week that I couldn't find a trace of them!  The garlic looks lively.  Trees that have lain silent are suddenly exploding with buds.  Don't you just love it. 

Today I planted lettuce, baby bok choy, cabbage and carrots.  I have raised beds so they warm up quickly and the seeds should be sprouting soon.  You should be planting soon too.  If you are not into growing the early spring plants you should be getting the warm weather stuff started so they are ready to transplant as soon as it gets a bit warmer. 

No rest for the gardener this time of year.  Besides who wouldn't want to be outside on a day like today!