April Showers bring May (spinach??)
mary jane ahrendes
I've been reading a lot about April showers bringing May flowers, but our Westside Orchard Garden Manager was much more excited about April showers bringing May spinach! The spinach is up, the spinach is up - and a grown woman jumping for joy! That's definitely the person that you want to have on your side, and in your garden. That expressed joy does indeed help everything grow!
The rain is certainly welcome for all of us, and is nourishing the soil in the way nothing else can. My basket of gold early spring flowers are such a vibrant yellow this year, and my tulips are greeting eveyone who drives down 1st Ave. N. I have even mowed my lawn once (in April???), and it needs it again, or will once the rain stops. The weeds are ever present, also, but a small price to pay for such a beautifully wet spring. Being a farmer at heart, I was aching for fellow farmers with our drought, and can now relax, and know that, at least for today, it will be alright.
Enjoy the rain, stay tuned for updates on the Garden, good information coming your way about our programs and projects, and hints to make your own garden even better this year. If you happen to be the lucky folks who bought our calendar, there's good information in it about beneficial garden bugs, so read up!
Thanks for joining us on this journey!