Sustainability Studies student
What is happening here? Well, spring has sprung I was welcomed to a pleasant surprise
this morning. 🙂 My lettuce is starting to break forth as resulting from some work I did last
week in planting. I put beets, carrots, kale and lettuce in one of the raised beds and voila! It is producing. “Ok Bryan, why are you telling me this?” You ask. I truly thought that my lettuce seed harvest did not go well last year. I had planted some to try to have lettuce for the fall but they did not germinate. As I’m writing this, it dawned on me, stratification. That is, they needed to be in a cold environment for an extended period so they could “take” later. And now that they have, I am pleasantly surprised.
Check out this link to a video of what’s growing that made me say, “It’s going to be a good day!”
What I am anticipating is planting season. I have expanded my garden this year and will
incorporate a second planting area into my garden. I recently put grape vines out there along with a couple more apple trees. This area is covered in wood chips from last summer and I was quite surprised to see the worms working in the wood chips at the surface of the soil. To a gardener, worms are even better than compost as they renew themselves and the gardener has to do no work! I am blessed. So, with so many worms, that new area is going to be the “cat’s meow” when it comes to production. This year will be good but next will be even better! That is what I’m anticipating.