The 2013 season is now upon us! We always look forward, with anticipation, to a new season of growing. With little moisture this past winter, we have thoroughly pre-watered all the areas we are currently planting. So far we have four plantings of corn in the ground. Onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, tomatoes and peppers have also been planted. This weekend the big garden gets planted. This is where we put all the other vegetables you see at the Farm Market or other locations.
It is a great season, as we see seedlings emerge, even in this dry, desert-like ground. The corn emerging like little green straws never ceases to amaze me.
I do marvel at the resilience of a seed, pushing up hard crusty soil to get out in the sunshine. Oldest son recently did a science experiment displaying that very resilience. He was to plant lima beans in plaster of paris. Amazingly, with little moisture and hard dry plaster, the lima bean is growing. It has already put on it's true leaves. What a marvel of creation a seed is!