The first trays of seeds have been begun inside. Even though Lily and I already sowed lots of seeds in the high tunnel on New Year’s Eve, this marks a new season for me.
I started a handful of onion varieties as well as some shallots, cauliflower, sugar peas, and broccoli. Three days later and I can see peas, broccoli, and cauliflower seedlings. I am starting things earlier than ever this year since I will be able to plant crops 4-5 weeks earlier into the high tunnel beds. I will also be starting plants for my gardening students at my daughter’s school.
This morning, I walked past the seed starting bench and smelled the wonderful scent of damp earth. I consider myself very lucky to have found the thing that fulfills and renews me.