March – The First Harvest of Spring

Well, Happy First Day of Spring.  It doesn’t matter that it’s going to snow today.  And it doesn’t matter that it’s going to snow even more tomorrow.  If the calendar says its the first day of spring — then it’s time to get things going in the garden.

In an effort to instill a love of gardening in Arianna — we’ve had a tradition every spring.  We plant jelly beans.  For some reason, this only works in early spring up until about Easter time, after that, the jelly beans just don’t seem to sprout.  We water them and then check on them in the morning.

This year, the garden was muddy, and since I have a perfectly good greenhouse just waiting to sprout seeds, it seemed like the perfect match.  We took a selection of good looking jelly bean “seeds” and a few candy speckled eggs, just for good measure and planted them in the flower pots left behind from my herbs last summer.  And it worked — just like every year!

Happy Spring!

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We carefully planted the jelly beans, watered them and waited overnight.
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Looks like she’s happy with her “crop” of lolli-pops that grew overnight!
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Especially the ones that grew from those speckled eggs!
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Happy First Day of Spring!

8 thoughts on “March – The First Harvest of Spring

  1. It’s a great idea, a tradition that she can pass down to her kids and the generations to follow.

    We all believed in Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy (after all, they came with toys, candy and money, respectively — I’d still be milking those beliefs if I could get away with it), so jelly beans to lolly pops is a happy white lie worthy of continuing.

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