Have you started your spring planting? I finished up our sweet, little garden over this past weekend and as just as I was about to call it a day the most beautiful, soft rain started falling from the sky. It was such a tender moment for me as I felt cold drops fall on my face as I tucked the last of our greens into the wet earth. Afterward, I slipped off my mud-caked clogs and ran inside to tell Andrew who was sitting in our blue velvet chairs working on a presentation for work. I told him how it felt as if God was blessing our garden with this rain, each drop a gift from above. I tend to feel God most near in the midst of simple moments like these. With out garden planted and nothing left to do, we threw open the windows to have a listen. Nothing sounds or smells better than a rainy spring garden.
Here’s what we are growing this spring:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Baby Spinach
- Tuscan Kale
- Swiss Chard
- Yellow Onions
- Green Onions
- Pak Choy
- Snap Peas
What do you most look forward to growing this season? Do you plant in garden beds, containers, or plots? I am wanting to try asparagus but am not sure how to go about that. Any tips? I’d love to hear what you have planted!
Of Ashes & Bones - Your garden is so lovely. it reminds me of my parents’s backyard
Katie - These photos are lovely! I am in Colorado so I can’t start my garden yet and it is driving me nuts! Did all of these start as seeds?!? I start my seeds inside and then transfer them outside once the weather is stable enough. You should try zucchini. It takes up some space but you can train it to just go over one side of your box. That is probably the most loved part of our garden, we loooove zuchinni bread and it’s so fun for them to pick them and help me make it!
Kate Lux - You have such a lovely garden! My raised beds are currently being covered in more snow and freezing rain, but hopefully I’ll be able to plant soon!
Ashley - We are gardening for the very first time this year! Our apartment complex has room for 10 plots for residents who are interested, and each year we keep saying that we want to do it but never do. So we are taking the first step this year! Better late than never, I guess. We’re excited but also nervous since we have no idea what we’re doing, haha. But it’s very important to us that we know where our food comes from, so we’re looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labor (hopefully). And we want to create beautiful memories with our girls through this activity. I’d be happy to hear your tips for first-time gardeners!