2014 – New Season, new beginnings

Gardening is a hobby, not a necessity. Sometimes life takes over, and when life takes over, that is exact the time when one craves for joy and peace it offers. I stayed away from growing, planting, seeding for most of the year so far in 2014 and that translates into very little food supply from garden. We are well within into the spring and this is time for planting for summer and fall.

Well, its a start.

I stepped out the garden and took inventory. My husband has been kind enough to build me new gardening boxes this year. He not only built them but filled them with soil and compost. I am a happy girl.

I have saved seeds from last year, I am going to use the old seeds to start new garden this year. Since we are well into the spring, I can really seed anything.

To start, I soaked seeds in warm water for 3-4 hours before planting them. This is what I seeded this week: Yellow and green summer squash, Sugar snap and shell peas, carrots, methi, beets, bush beans and spinach. I may be a little late for spinach but I’ll take my chance.
I’m waiting for local Fred Meyer to bring out their vegetable starts on sale for this year. I plan to score tomato, pepper, kale and few other vegetable starts from there.

Well, even though I was not much into the garden, it kept on giving. I was able to snip chives, mint and oregano here and there. There were 5-6 basket full of kale – which was promptly made into bhaji and daal. While making new boxes, I had to strip out green sorrel – it was 6 baskets of harvest. Hoping for good season of summer growing.


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