Spring has sprung and it is time to get those seeds in the ground. Not unlike the tough times of the World Wars, victory garden seems the appropriate title for this year’s Spring planting.
This year’s victory gardens will serve the same purpose that they were originally coined to do, supplement our food supply and boost our morale. With no reasonable end in sight to the social isolation and quarantines, food supplies have dropped and finding the freshest fruits, vegetables and herbs will become harder and harder to come by. Nothing is fresher than something just plucked from your backyard garden. On top of having the freshest and healthiest food possible, a victory garden will supply you with something productive to do during your many long days at home.
Caring for a plant from seed until it fruits also carries a sense of accomplishment and gratefulness, something that we are in dire need of at the moment.
We are currently in a leased home, and have not requested permission to dig and till up half the lawn. Instead we may pursue some raised garden beds. Regardless, now is the time to get those seedlings planted and going. We personally have started a couple small trays of lettuce, spinach, beans and peas, that are just now starting to sprout from seeds.
We also potted some young tomato and strawberry plants that have a jump start on the season. I look forward to watching these plants grow and produce food. I look forward to eating what they produce even more!