Our Spring Garden

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I think it's safe to say it is spring in Florida! It is currently 81 degrees, the sun is shining, the windows are open and the birds are singing!  The air just feels different. I have even been having a little bit of baby fever...just a little.

My apologies to all of you who are bundled up and covered in snow; straining for a glimpse of the sun. I don't envy you, but I would like to visit you in the summer;) I need the sun. It affects my whole psyche when the sun isn't out. There are those rainy days that I love to be inside, snuggling with my babies, baking cookies while drinking hot chocolate and watching old movies, but if it was like that all the time you would have to lift me out of the house with a crane.

Thankfully that is not the case and my family and I have been preparing and dreaming of beautiful green, leafy vegetables to come. While I have been busy keeping the family alive by cooking and our house from looking like a bunch of pigs ran through it by cleaning; my husband and children have been hard at work in the yard unloading dirt, making garden beds, growing seedlings and planting them. It looks like a nursery in our backyard.

I am so thankful that my husband has a green thumb because even though I love gardening this season of my life has been so busy that I don't think I would have the strength to do all he has done. So yeah, I can't take any credit for the little sprouts of greenery you see before you just the human ones.

The little green seedlings are poking their heads up, filling us with excitement and anticipation. I can almost taste the juicy sweet tomatoes, bitter peppery arugula and crunchy green peppers!

Here's a little peek at our little piece of  country... in the middle of the city:


Right now we have growing:

*broccoli  
 *beets        
*carrots    
                         *a few varieties of lettuce 
                                                    *cherry and beefsteak heirloom tomatoes    
*peppers  
         *sweet potatoes
*herbs      
        *red cabbage   
  *collards   
*kale       
           *brussel sprouts
        *green beans  
   *snap peas  
And of course little reproductions of Josh and I;)

Are you getting ready for a spring garden or have you already started one?

What are you able to grow in your neck of the woods?
    



                               

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