Spring Bee Hiving Moon
Put in my seed order to seed savers yesterday. This is the first year in a few that I’ve not started any plants. We moved the hydroponics cart into the garage to gain room for consolidation of all our dog crates in the kitchen. Not sure whether we’ll use it this winter or not. Maybe. But this year, we’re planting seeds or buying transplants.
I ordered 8 tomato plants and 6 pepper plants from seed savers. I still need to pick up onion sets, leek transplants and kale, probably tomorrow at Mother Earth Gardens at Lyndale and 42nd. Our potatoes will come from seed savers, too.
We’ve got raspberries, strawberries, apples, pears, plums, cherries, blueberries, currants, wild grapes and asparagus that are perennials, plus the overwintered garlic and some onions. Even so, I’m glad we don’t have to survive off of our produce. Gardening would be real work then, a chore.
Instead, our garden sustains us spiritually, maintaining that constant and close connection to the seasons, to the vegetative world, to the soil. It also provides food throughout the winter and we’ve chosen to emphasize that aspect of our garden by planting vegetables that we can put up.
Plus the bees.