Surely one of the most satisfying parts about planting a seed, is waiting for the first sign of green in the dirt as it pushes it’s way through. One day it’s not there, and the next, it is. It’s as slow and as sudden as that.

It’s been a few weeks and already everything is coming up. The lettuce, beets, carrots, broccoli, chard, spinach and kale are all making an appearance and the second round of seeds are in, still unseen. The larger leaves of the potatoes have been pushing their way up as if the dirt has been a weight on their backs for the last few weeks. Whole clumps of earth are suddenly pushed aside to make way for the new growth.

It will be another week before I’m back home again from the East Coast Tour and by the garden will already be a teenager.

 

May 12th 2015