In the garden radish and mesclun seedlings are up, a pot full despite inhospitable early spring weather. Common garden knowledge is that they can be planted early, and endure a cold spring. I’ve been skeptical since planting seeds twelve days ago, but here they are, popping miniscule leafy heads through the soil in spite of weather and squirrel intervention. Thyme, chives, parsley, rhubarb and artichokes are renewing themselves, are freshly green and beautiful. Chard and kale charged through winter and still maintain their robust dignity. The renegade head of romaine is a mystery.
I’m hoping for a hardy survival rate a couple of weeks from now when I may have tiny radishes. In the meantime, I’ll plant salad greens in the backyard plot. And so begins an annual garden routine, the rotating schedule of planting salad seed so that as we consume one crop there’s another waiting in the wings. Garden rhythm, it has a good beat and you can eat to it.
Want to plant something? Check 3/12 and 3/13 postings for a little instruction and resources.