Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The air here has changed just a touch. It is starting to feel like Spring. The sun is out a little bit earlier and is hanging out a little later each day.
Yesterday, I celebrated the blue sky by tinkering in the garden. I cleaned up the last bits of leaves that have been lurking in the corners of the yard and took stock of the bluebells, crocuses, daffodils and assorted bulbs coming up. My daphne is perfuming the yard. My roses and flowering cherry trees have buds on them.
I noticed that my cilantro, parsley and arugula has self-started. This weekend I will be putting in my snow peas, pea pods, kale, and spinach. I am already plotting my garden beds for this year. I love looking at the Territorial Seed Company catalog. I dream of one day owning a hazelnut tree inoculated with truffles! How cool would that be. Then I could train the pug to be a truffle hunter. :)
Are you ready to get some dirt under your fingers? What will you be planting this year? Spring crop? Summer crop? Do you plan to try growing something different this year?
As soon as my parsley gets big enough I plan to make this tuna steak recipe. With local tuna, home grown parsley and peppers from last year's garden it will be a perfect Spring dinner.