Today was time for a little garden therapy. I just spent the last 3 days (27 hours of instructional time) at an amazing, uplifting, beautiful, inspiring, postpartum doula training workshop. I don’t even have enough words to describe how powerful it was.
Today finds me overwhelmed with emotion and inspiration. It also found me more than a bit wiggly, and stir crazy. Anyone who knows me knows that I need to get outside, connect with the earth, feel the sunshine on me. I needed to get outside.
The weather was so beautiful today. Warm, sunny, not hot, fragrant air from all that is blooming, so, I took a leaf up faith (please no surprise freezes!) and planted the start of my pepper bed. I planted jalapeno, serrano, Santa Fe, and hot red cherry peppers. I think I might add one or 2 more. My grandfather used to grow, dry, and make his own cayenne pepper, and I’ve decided this will be the year that I do too. Not to mention stuffed peppers on the grill, and guacamole (yes, already looking forward to Summer pool party time).
This bed, when done will have a half dozen or so pepper varieties, and my herbs. It sat neglected last year, and every time I’d gaze up at it I felt like I’d failed. This year it will grow and thrive.
My bigger bed is still producing tomatoes, and a variety of bell peppers. Can’t wait to get in there and get that started, but, I’ll wait another month of some of the less hardy things I’d like to put it this year. I think the front yard is just calling for a border of squash and melons, as well.
Oh how I love digging in the dirt.