In one ecstatic day of spring we cut a meter of width off of the bushes across from my front door. The weather, the activity, the smell of spring in the air—I was excited, ready to flex my spade and start building a few new raised beds. Then I remembered I had to work the following two days, and the weather, merciful for once, remained cold and wet and unpleasant while I did my time at my desk in Frankfurt. Unfortunately, the weather, feeling rather pleased with itself, has continued the pattern right into my days off.
Not a day for planting it seems, but I putter around outside in my red-and-white-polka-dotted rubber boots all the same, rearranging groups of chairs, re-potting the three sage bushes I’ve raised from seed—their size a testament to how long I have now lived in this place. There was one glorious day of completely ignoring the wood stove, followed by three days of only giving into fire at night.
Having won our battle against the bushes, there is now much more room for garden beds than I’d imagined. And images of zucchini and spinach danced in her head…
Are any of you planting (or planning) your gardens already? What’s on the menu this summer? I’ve already got a large stash of bottles to recreate Nim’s recycled bottle fencing…
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