Sowing the First Spring Seeds

It’s been quiet around here lately.

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No lie – I’ve been trying to cut back on the daily computing.

I’ve been needing to get outside.

Luckily, the weather was warm over the weekend, so we headed out to the garden for some peace – and hard work.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would plant much this year. I’ve felt so bad about neglecting last year’s garden that I haven’t even started any seedlings yet this spring.

But when I knelt down by our carrot patch, where that crisp orange smell still lingers in the soil, I knew I had to raid our little seed bank.

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As usual, I sowed ‘em thick – two rows of traditional carrots, one row of purple carrots, one row of beets and one row of root parsley.

Over the past couple of years, our gardening experiments have taught us that root vegetables – from sweet potatoes and carrots to turnips and radishes – are easy.

And the dogs tend to love tasty roots as much as we do.

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I’m hoping for a bumper crop of root veggies this summer.

In the meantime, the fruit trees are full of buds and dozens of onions are just begging to be trimmed as garnishes or dug up for roasting.

And there are wild things to harvest.

Come back tomorrow to learn about the weeds we’ve been eating and a recipe!

Have you begun gardening yet this spring?

About Crystal K. Wiebe

I live with two formerly wayward dogs, and helping other dogs find new homes is my passion. I recently founded the company Beer Paws to help celebrate the relationship between people and pets.

Posted on April 2, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Food, Gardening, Luke, Random Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. How very industrious of you. Great idea, to plant the root vegetables as you then have cheap labour (in the form of dogs) to do the harvesting for you :)

  2. Too bad dogs do not have thumbs or they could do the computing for ya – ha! Too soon to prune or garden here – higher elevation – have to wait until the end of May into June to plant and prune. Happy Tuesday – Happy Gardening:)

  3. It’s been too cold to get out and do anything landscape here in Wichita, we’ve had a few nice days but it always goes back to freezing the next! While I don’t plan to have a garden I do have some landscaping beds that need some attention and would really like to get them started.

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