Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Nearly everyone I know in real life and everyone I know through the interwebs is excited that it's springtime. Plants store up so much energy over the winter. They're patient, unless they are my daffodils which came up in November, but I digress. They let energy build in their roots and seeds and bulbs until one day they decide it's time to start releasing the energy- it's time to grow.

We do it too. We stay in and keep warm and bide our time until the weather beckons us to spring forth from our houses. "Come out and play!" It calls to us. So we get out our spade... or a hoe... and we show love to the Earth for warming up and inviting us out. We put plants in the Earth and we watch them and water them and love them while they grow.

Or maybe it's just me. I am a crazy hippie after all.

Spring is fun because the kids get out and we get to play and we feel the warm sun on our faces, but there's something more than that for me. It seems to go deeper. Every day or two when I go to check on the veggies and they're growing bigger every day I do a little happy dance and get a little gitty (literally).

The spring onions (far left) haven't popped up yet but they have a longer germination and they're more bulb-like I'm not too worried.

So tell me, what are you growing? In a pot or in a field, it's time! Happy growing!


Kate said...

Weeds. We're growing a lot of weeds, which I guess is what happens when you buy a house from people who stopped tending the landscaping once they decided to sell and then took multiple years to sell.

Hopefully this fall we'll have the yard cleaned up enough to actually plant something.

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

My beds are an unruly mess of fallen leaves. I was so rushed this past fall, I never dug up my dahlias, so they all died. It's a garden of sadness right now. I really need to make some time for those poor little beds!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Haha...I'm a bit of a hippie too. What can I say!

I feel the exact same way. I have been itching to plant my garden now that the weather has warmed up.

Nathan and Aimee said...

Our compost pile started growing onions. We are also planting an official garden (or 4) this year, but for now, just the onions.