We are enjoying the abundance of light and long days, basking in the extended day length before and after the work day. The ground seems to have finally awoken from the saturated rains and the plants are beginning to thrive. The growth this spring in the planted feels slow, possibly in contrast to the grass explosion that surrounded us.
The rain last week was a pleasant surprise: a lovely cleaning shower. The pause gave us a moment to tackle needed tasks: building compost piles and tending to the greenhouse. Now we are back to weeding.
This week's pick list:
- Lettuce Mix
- Garlic Scapes
- Pac Choy
Homemade Tarragon Soda, from 101cookbooks.com
1 cup natural cane sugar
1 cup water
3 sprigs of fresh tarragon
sparkling water, seltzer water, or a non-sweetened carbonated drink like grapefruit or meyer lemon Spindrift
for serving: ice, and some fresh tarragon leaves