The lawn getting greener, broom flowers, tulip leaves are sticking up in the flower beds, cherry tree bud and small delicate leaves begin to appear on the lilac and shrubs. Next weekend is the Walpurgis Night. Is not it lovely? It is spring – for real!
Every year I have a vision of a sumptuous kitchen garden with vegetables and lots of herbs and a lush flower meadow outside the kitchen entrance where I can pick bouquets of flowers to the guest apartments. I think I have it from mother Anne, but unlike her, I have no green thumb.
I want to sow seeds, taking cuttings and drive up cultivation from scratch. Every January I buy packets of seeds, full of zeal, only to realize that I am far too early. The seeds are put aside and suddenly it’s the end of April and I almost missed the chance to get them in the ground and has to go to the nursery and buy ready-made plants instead.
I write almost. For this year I have actually managed to poke down some seeds in time and tiny shoots of mallow, lemon grass and one lonely little rose-cut has begun to grow in the small greenhouse kitchen in our window. The only question is – what do I do with them now? Should I repot them before it’s time to plant them? Or is it just watering and look happy enough? I wish I had mom Anne and ask, but since she is not with us any longer will I try to read as much as I can, and guess how she would have done.
Still remains to sow daisies, marigolds, summer asters and sweet pea. It will be today’s projects. They may indeed soon be sown directly in the open according to the instructions on the bag, but shouldn’t it surely go a little faster, and get better if I drive them up a bit in the indoor greenhouse first? The sooner they are ready the better, I think. I can not wait until the B & B has its own cut flower bed.