Getting Started

Yesterday we started broccoli, lettuce and cabbage.  Over the next few days I’ll be seeding kale and collards as well.  Soon it will be time to start the slow-growing hot weather plants.

It’s a time of year for optimism.

I see weed-free gardens, producing abundantly and with no flea beetles, aphids, or harlequin bugs.  The deer and groundhogs choose to leave them in peace.  It rains gently every few days, but only at night.  There are no late frosts and no early scorchers. Everything matures beautifully.  Nothing bolts before it’s time.  I pick in the cool of the morning, serenaded by songbirds and entertained by butterflies.

As I drop tiny seeds into their trays, I smile and think, may it be so.