I can't believe we made it! We love many things about the arrival of Spring, but we are especially excited because it marks the return of my family's organic garden. We're getting more confident this year and the new issue of Organic Gardening magazine from our friends at Rodale has my head spinning with ideas. My sons and I are determined to grow organic watermelons (with the help of some advice shared by Marty Mesh, a fellow Organic Trade Association board member & organic watermelon expert, among other things). He told me all the things I had done wrong in the past and that it was essential to use sugar baby seeds and most importantly, to start them in a greenhouse because the climate on Cape Cod would make it too difficult to ensure enough hot growing days. Luckily, my son's school has an organic greenhouse, so we're going for it! Delicious organic watermelons (full of big ole seeds) have been sadly missing from our weekend beach picnics, but this is all going to change in 2010. Wish us luck!
Now it's just another 90 days or so until the 1st day of summer, but I won't get ahead of myself! Happy Spring, everyone!