Spring is taking its time arriving, the early occurrence of Easter a false start to the season. There’s very little to forage from the garden, though we found a sprouting onion in storage that we’re keeping for the greens.
The emergence of seedlings never fails to delight us. The leeks and onions are shouldering up through the soil, proffering their tender leaves like victory flags.
We somehow ended up with three kinds of fennel this year — Finale, Perfection, and a new one, Orion. The celeriac are finally poking through, while the Shishito peppers lag. It’s our first time growing peppers, and we don’t know what to expect; we wonder if the soil’s too cold for them to germinate.
Coming full circle, the Aprile tomato seedlings are coming up while we’ve still a tray of winter tomatoes, or pomodorini, left in storage.
We’ve finished consuming the Aprile first, and are now making our way through the last of the Ponderosa pomodorini. These tomatoes were harvested in early October, and kept in a single layer on trays lined with paper.