Thursday, May 01, 2008
I don't really love Spring. I love Summer, especially late summer and early Autumn, but I hate the cold, damp, untrustworthy Spring weather. However, I love flowers, and seeing things come up in my little patch of jungle. The weeds are definitely on the winning side right now. I consider vinca the bane of my existence. It's all over everything!
What I do love about spring is the eyes-bigger-than-full sun dirt trips to the farmer's market for seedlings and new beginnings. I only have the smallest strip of full sun in my backyard, so any desire for a vegetable garden will have to wait. This year I grew seedlings of zinnias, some of my favorites, and planted 4 each of tomato, pepper, and zucchini.
Jason made fun of me last year when I didn't want to eat my single tomato that grew from a pot. I swear it's because I didn't want to lose the one tomato, but possible I was a little scared of it too. What if I waited for it to grow all summer, then it didn't taste good? Also, I forgot to stake the tomato with a cage, so it fell over. This year, after having read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I think I will relish the small quantities of fresh veggies. We'll see. I am pretty darn sick of pale pink flavorless tomatoes, and summer is just around the corner!