Dreaming About Spring

All this rain has us dreaming about spring. No better time for a little planting. Our kitchen windowsill is now home to a trio of our favorite lettuces and our front stoop is sporting some baby rainbow chard, bok choy and thyme. We’ve laid off gardening for quite a while due to some massive construction going on next door to us and the weeds and snails are running wild. But the thought of spring is getting us motivated to get back out there and with a bit of luck we just might just manage a nice little kitchen garden this year. In the meantime, even a few small pots on the windowsill do a lot to lift the spirits.

Luca is excited to get back to the worms and the strawberries and blueberries we abandoned out there last season, as well as the artichoke plant we nicknamed “Sherm”. My husband has late summer tomatoes on the brain and I can’t wait to get my hands on those Little Gem lettuces and to eat some sugar peas right off the vine.

Windowsill or garden, what are you planting this year?

Container Garden in Bloom!

Living in an urban environment means we cannot fulfill my dream of having vast vegetable beds that I can walk out to and harvest vegetables from for our meals.  We make do with a tiny container garden on our front porch. That in itself has been delightful and full of surprises.  Ria’s favorite “begetable” is parsley !!??!

Spring has sprung and our onions, sage and thyme are producing unexpected and lovely flowers.  Plant something in a pot with your kids and watch it grow.  It truly feeds the soul.

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Broccoli Flowers

Who knew if you leave the broccoli on the plant it produces lovely yellow flowers….?  So we are eating the flower buds?  Ria tasted the flowers and made me taste them (I was hesitant – go figure).  Bland with a sweet finish.

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