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Field Notes: Spring is Here, Seed Updates and New Gardener Encouragement

Happy Spring! I’m excited to share what’s been happening with my seeds, the garden updates and a short bit of encouragement I recently heard for those who are new gardeners like me.

In my last post I shared what I’d like to grow this here’s that list again with updates:

What is growing:

  • Lettuce

  • Cilantro

  • Radishes

  • Strawberries

  • Nasturtium

  • Garlic (planted during late fall)

What is sprouted/seedlings:

  • Pickling cucumbers

  • Arugula

  • Bok choy

  • Zinnias

  • Yarrow

  • Borage

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Oregano

  • Holy basil

  • Spice globe basil

  • Opal basil

  • Italian parsley

  • Rosemary

What hasn’t sprouted/failed:

  • Bell peppers (rain fail)

  • Swiss chard (not sure if they’ll sprout, second failure?)

  • Viola (failed twice)

  • San Marzano tomatoes (planted a little late so...fingers crossed)

  • Potatoes (decided not to do)

Garden Updates

With the recent rains, my husband traveling and two family trips, we haven’t had much free time to update the side garden. Just yesterday between a small window of time my husband was able to get one of the garden beds built and mostly filled. Next, I’ll continue filling it and begin planting some of my seedlings that are ready for transfer. Hopefully we can get the second bed up this week as well!

Here's a quick photo I snapped today:

Taking the Next Step...

If you’re in a small space and longing for a place with a little more room, I’m right there with you. I have a very clear vision of what I hope to have as a garden and environment for my kids to grow up in one day and I do hope to get there, but I’m not wasting the time or space I’ve been given. Jess*, from Roots and Refuge, spoke to my heart in this video from December and I love the message of making your waiting room a classroom and just doing the practical next steps while you wait. Until I see our vision actualized, I will continue to do the next thing in front of me and the next thing and the next thing. Sometimes the next thing means quickly logging down failures for future learnings as I begin this gardening journey, and that's ok. A failure means I'm at least doing something and right now even those simple disappointments keep me excited about what's to come. *I recently shared some podcasts I'm loving lately and Roots and Refuge is one of them.

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