The calendar shows today as the first full day of Spring 2015 but, outside, Old Man Winter is doing its best to cover all evidence of Spring. Still, even with another three inches of fresh snow covering the ground, gardeners welcome spring.
As the season officially turned to Spring last evening at 6:45 pm, snow was falling. It doesn’t look very spring-like outside this morning.
But yesterday, during an early morning walk I found hints of Spring.
The few narcissi bulbs not still buried deep under snow cover were peeking out of the ground. I call this hope and, after looking back at last year’s progress, these sprouts are only slightly smaller than on the first day of Spring last year.
Yep … hope.
More hope shows inside, under lights, where basil seedlings have sprouted.
They have a way to go before they are large enough to flavor meals, but these tiny plants bring hope.
For this gardener, one of the best ways to maintain hope while waiting for spring temperatures to actually arrive is to plant seeds. If you need a boost to start some of your own seeds, read my seed starting process.
Grow a seed … believe in the future.
And … welcome Spring even when the outdoor landscape is draped in white.