Topic: Education and Values
We are well into the chaotic, amazing, unpredictable Season of Spring! What an exquisite annual rebirth it is!
We have all the expectations of Easter, Mother's Day, the countless graduations, end of schools' year, bridal showers for June weddings, Pentecost and the arrival of the Holy Spirit, —
AND- the new seedling started indoors (they better be outdoors and hardening and ready for planting now!), the new in-ground potatoes and items start-from seeds (hey better be in-ground by now!)
And yet—the joys of pre-planning should be obvious!
We have been harvesting asparagus by the handful for the past month, right?
We have been sniffing the aromas of the lilac bushes in our yards...
(We've been sneaking some of these into our kitchens )
And, if not—now is the time to consider adding flowering bushes and early spring perennials into our lives for the future.
Do you have your planters full of edibles? If not, why not?
Remember that plant foods begin to die as soon as we pick it. The nutrients deteriorate as the fruits and vegetables oxidize. So—plant edibles wherever your patch of Sun is!
Sneak a pear or apple tree into your backyard, instead of one more ornamental.Those little pear buds will be amazing fruits late Summer.
If you absolutely cannot find one spot to plant something harvestable and edible fresh from the vine or cut from the stalk or plucked from the tree—then promise me that you will visit your local Farmers' Market every week and eat plant items that were, literally, just picked, and prepare them for your family.
More to come—recipes for you from vegetables from the Farmers' Markets!