Everyone who gardens knows this season - the garden a bit too wet/mucky to dig and prepare, the weather a bit too cool and unpredictable for young, tender seedlings. It is that antsy feeling between planting the seeds and diving into the transplanting and gardening activities. The buds on the flowering fruit trees are swelling but not quite yet open. There are signs of life in the perennial beds - Solomon's Seal and Bleeding Heart shoots just poking through the soil.
That's where I am at the moment. There is a mountain of work now complete and a mountain of work to come - but right now it is about patience and waiting.
Yesterday I started thinking about greens - young greens in salads, more mature greens sauteed in a bit of olive oil and garlic to provide a bed for grilled fish. So I found myself at the Johnny's Selected Seeds website ordering things like Broccoli Raab, Mizuna, and Pak Choi. I hope to grow these amongst our lettuce, spinach and chard. I also purchased some Brussels Sprouts seeds to see if we can grow them, sinc