It surely feels like spring when all around conversation is buzzing with new enthusiasm for the garden. The enthusiasm that accompanies Spring's arrival is inspiring, even here on the Central Coast where winter is so mild my boys often ask is this summer time? We know it deep down in our body, the arrival of spring. It's almost uncomfortable at times, this newness, the urge for springing forth, for new growth, awakening. Spring is restless as we all emerge from our winter's nap. And the gardeners begin to gather.
Last weekend I had the joy of accompanying two fellow gardener girlfriends to a spring garden workshop at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, led by Farmer Ralph Johnson. As conversation made it's way here and there, some fascinating topics such as biodynamic preparations, gopher remedies, and planting with the moon's phases were touched on, and my constant curiousity spurred. I will continue spending time, when I can snatch it, exploring the fascinating methods and philosophy of biodynamics here.
And of course, it is all about the soil. Which is exactly why you wont see any pictures of my own garden for some time, I'm hung up on the soil re-invigoration.
What's growing in your garden, or on tap for the first planting?