Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right
– George Harrison ‘Here Comes the Sun’
I’ve been singing this song to my baby. We have been hibernating (and in the hospital!) since he arrived eight weeks ago and finally he is chubby and cheerful and I can start to daydream about gardening with him.
Last weekend he napped on papa while I planted snap peas, sugar pod peas and ‘Maroon’ sweet peas on the obelisks. I also tidied up the cloches and did some weeding with the help of Ant Swe.
Next it will be time to plant seeds for cool-season greens. And to plan the tomatoes, which should be started in two weeks. This year I vow to be reasonable and start only one flat (72 plants). That will be plenty of starts for us and to share with friends.
I had been feeding the rabbits greens from the grocery store for a few weeks (which just kills me to do) because I didn’t have the energy to hunt for sparse sprigs in the garden. But now there are abundant shoots to pick: oats, radish leaves, dandelions and grasses.