May 10, 2015
After a long winter, spring (and this hot, dry weather) came as a surprise. With a snap, we went from cold and snowy to a bright, hot spring. Most days we race to get as much done as possible during daylight hours. All too often we look up and its dusk, with too many items still on the To Do list.
A few weeks into planting season, my hands are blistered, my skin burnt and my heart full. While I'm intimidated by the prospect of holding this pace through the next 6 months, I find each morning we arrive at the field with renewed energy and excitement. Call it youthful enthusiasm (or naivety), but it feels so good to be out in the fields again, growing good food for hundreds of folks in our community.
Today we're enjoying a few stolen hours off as thunderstorms are expected to roll through the area. Tomorrow though, we'll be back at it - rushing through every daylight hour as planting season progresses.
Thanks to all who came out to the Mustard Seed Seedling Sale this weekend. It was so wonderful to meet so many new and experienced gardeners.
Tomorrow, Monday (May 11), I will be speaking at the HARRRP Centre at 7 p.m. at a "Gardening in the City" event, sponsored by City Brokerage. I will be sharing some tips, tools and resources for gardeners - whether you're looking to start a garden for the first time or starting your own market garden.