Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Giving Gardener: Take dry moments to sow spring crops

The Lettuce Link staff have started a regular feature on the Solid Ground blog, offering advice about cultivating your own food and growing for others. 
Rain and cold and more rain – and yet really, it is gardening season. Last week, we planted pea starts, onions, cilantro and radishes with 15 very cute 4-year-olds at Marra Farm. Their wonder and enchantment in the natural world was incredible, and amazingly enough, the rain stayed away the entire time they were at the farm.

That day was a good reminder to make use of any dry moments and get spring crops into the ground. Crops like spinach, peas and lettuces thrive in the cold, wet spring – and if they are planted too late in the spring, they are quick to wilt or go to seed in the warmer days of summer.
Click here to read the rest of Michelle's musings on planting with preschoolers and planning for sunnier days.  

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