If I trusted my skills at identifying wild mountain greens, I would simply gather some of the beautifully healthy greens growing all around this mountain area. My mother talked often of going into the woods to gather polk greens, but I'm not sure I have her level of knowledge for such things.
I'm still learning, though, and in the meantime it felt good to be outside in the half-sun of March, sweeping away the dead leaves in my "up front garden," watching the hawks through the woods out back, and wondering if I'll try tomatoes again this year. Tucker the Dog has been trying his best to get me outside everyday. I wasn't convinced on Monday, but it's Tuesday now and already we're a team, foraging and tracking the scent of sassafras and deer.
Yes indeed. Things are going to start happening now, and it starts early with salad greens. Later will come...well, who knows what? It could be anything! Corn? Sure. Figs? Yes, indeed. Tropical calla lillies? Why not?
That reminds me. I didn't tell you about the 12 herbs I ordered online two or three months ago, did I? They will come when our growing season starts, about mid-April. Lemongrass? Oh yes! Cutting celery? My favorite. Fenugreek? I can't wait.
Until next time,