I’ve often thought that one thing that gardening and athletics share in common is that for both it’s easy to say, “Next year will be the year we…” The failures or missteps of the previous season are left behind and we look forward to a clean slate come spring.
Every December we pore over the seed catalogs. In January the seeds arrive and in February, the planting begins. The whole back porch glows with fluorescent lights and smells like warm, damp earth.
We will nurture these plants along for several weeks and eventually transfer them to shady places in the yard, and from there, into the ground. -Jen