Less Noise, More Green: Signs of spring and garden treasures revealed

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Signs of spring and garden treasures revealed

urban farming

Yesterday was glorious. The sky was blue and it was warm with not even a breeze. It was just a joy to be outside. I was able to get a lot of spring clean up done in the garden and the best part was seeing signs of life. After such a long, long, miserable winter, yesterday was a gift.

In fact, more treasures awaited for me under the winter leaves and inches of pine needles (thank you pine tree). I found two carrots I had missed when I dug up the bed in the fall, strawberry plants that survived being transplanted in November, chives, garlic and spinach! I laughed out loud when I saw the spinach. Here I am, babying spinach indoors, trying to get it to grow, unsuccessfully I might add, when Mother Nature keeps it alive outside under blankets of snow. Once again, I bow to Her superiority.

On the agenda today is amending the horrible soil  in the new bed I created on the side of the house  and planting peas and lettuce. 

What are you doing in your garden today?



  1. Hello Sue, I found your blog in the 'growing food community', what a lovely surprise under mother natures pine needle blanket. Those carrots look good after all that winter has thrown at them, mother nature is sure amazing.
    I am from the UK and new to gardening, this year I am going to have a go at tending my poor neglected, very small, back garden. I have sown my first seeds, some flat leaved parsley and some chives, indoors on my windowsill. I am hoping to have an edible patio garden uses pots and baskets. I am also hoping to have a raised bed using the old timber from the decking we ripped out last year.

    1. Hi Linda,
      Thank you for your comment! I think it's great you are venturing into growing your own food. Beware, it is addictive! It sounds like you have a solid plan for your first garden. What part of the UK are you from? I spent most of my childhood in Somerset then went to University in Norwich.