Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Is In the Air!

I was so excited the morning I woke up and all our daffodils were finally in bloom!

That makes spring official, in my mind, despite the fact that it snowed the very next day.
And the day after that.

And the day after that.

I've been meaning to grow herbs ever since I went to grad school but never managed to do it until now! I was really nervous because they were only supposed to take 5-7 days to start sprouting and on day 8, I thought about starting over, but I didn't have time that day and I'm so glad because the very next day my cilantro started growing!! I only tried basil, cilantro, oregano and parsley, but 3/4 seem to have worked!! It's so exciting! I just don't have any know-how for this sort of thing, so for it to work so easily makes me very pleased.
I was reading a blog which mentioned that if one wanted to grow wheat grass for Easter, it should be started at least 9 days before. This is slightly more stressful than the above, since I had a deadline, but I decided to put my food storage to use and see if I could get my wheat to grow. (I used Turkey Red wheat, for anyone that cares). I was a bit nervous that on day 5 it only looked like this:
But by easter morning it had thickened out and turned into a full blown head of troll hair!
I want to try eating it (don't they put it in smoothies at Jamba Juice?) but I'm not sure how. I thought about just adding it to my oatmeal/scrambled eggs and other things and just see how it tastes. Suggestions anyone?

And finally, no post is complete without a picture of The Frog. He just adores being outside, no matter the temperature, so we can't wait for the temperatures to start acting spring like! Here he is smelling a tiny flower he picked off a ground covering.

1 comment:

Mel said...

I want to start an herb garden, too! Maybe when I get all settled in at my new little home. You can offer me pointers!