This past week marked an important stage in the 2011 vegetable growing season. The first seeding of the year. It takes a certain level of faith to plant seeds when all I see when I look out the window is snow and more snow. But the weather is warming up and this morning I woke up to find that the onion seeds had popped out from under the soil. Spring is on its way!
The thing I love the most about growing vegetables, other than eating them, is the moment that they pop out of the soil. There is so much promise and intrigue involved in that moment. I like to think about how they were under the soil, planing their emergence and then there they are, out in the air, searching for light, growing. And that is just the beginning of how some trays of dirt, with seeds, water and the right nutrients and care will eventually become many, many pounds of food. What popped up today are sweet onions, which we won’t be eating until July which may come faster than I think it will.
Our vegetable CSA runs from early June through November. The farm share includes many varieties of vegetables and is designed to feed a family. For more information on our CSA and how to subscribe click here.