S O O N . . .
I picked up these seed packs a few days ago. I share a community garden plot with a family who lives down the hall from me. The community garden is right behind our building, and I can see our plot pretty well from our third floor kitchen window.
Soon, we’ll get word about a spring clean-up weekend from the garden coordinators, and we’ll all be out there cleaning up the ravages of winter and getting ready for a new growing season.
Last year at this time was my first time with a plot in the garden. I can’t even describe how I grew to love going down to the garden and picking fresh arugula for my lunch. We had a lot of vegetables and herbs, but the tangy arugula was my favorite. Drizzle with some olive oil and squeeze half a lemon over it, and wow.
Watering the garden early in the morning, when the city was just partly stirring: also a favorite.
Here’s a poster I designed last year (even though we did not have fiddleheads in our garden).