Starving Time

Plants It’s starving time.

No, I’m not literally starving. My scale tells me that I’m eating more than enough – but thanks for asking! 🙂

This is the time of year that the pioneers referred to as “Starving Time”.

They made it through the long winter but their provisions are low. Their gardens are begun, but it will be weeks before they harvest anything to eat.

Although there is an abundance of food in my home – I am still “starving” for garden fresh everything! Just the thought of a bowl of garden fresh salsa or a fresh raw peas straight from the vine makes me salivate!

Waiting patiently has never been one of my virtues. I look at my little plants growing in the basement and will those jalapenos to grow faster!

They are looking good though – actually all of the plants are. The  California Wonder sweet peppers took their sweet time in coming up – but are coming on strong now.

Some of my heirloom tomatoes look a little brown – but are still growing and have green leaves. Should I worry?

We are making progress outside – we even have the garden tilled thanks to Jan’s friend Donnie and his tractor mounted tiller (which my husband just added to his wish list!).

AND – are you ready for this? – I even have some peas, lettuce, and early radishes planted!

I was rather proud of myself until I noticed yesterday that all of my Amish neighbors already have things growing in their gardens.

Oh well! I’m just waiting now for a few dry days to get some more things planted.

Meanwhile I’ll enjoy the beautiful daffodils and hyacinths and rejoice that the fruit trees are starting to bloom.

And I’m be thankful for both the rhubarb pie and crisp we’ve enjoyed and the tiny amount of fresh asparagus we harvested.

…even if I’m still starving for a fresh radish! 🙂

5 thoughts on “Starving Time

  1. Ah… Amish neighbors sound lovely. I’d be over at their homes all the time begging them to help me learn to make bread and delightful goodies. 🙂

    We haven’t planted anything yet, but last year we didn’t at all! I hope to actually grow a few veggies this year at the very least!

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  2. My poor tomato seedlings don’t look good. I have a sinking feeling I’ll be buying my plants at the greenhouse again this year. Wonder how hubby would feel about getting a grow light for the basement next year.

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  3. I’m so proud of you! Starting seeds in your basement. What great lengths you youngsters go to have healthy, fresh, home-made-grown goodies. But don’t forget the basil!!!! Oh and remember, your sister’s age is still YOUNG!!! I’ve got 75 comin up next and am seriously thinking of growing upside down tomatoes. Easter blessings, dear friend.

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