Spring Planting Is Here Thanks to generous donations, we have delicious peas and seed for many other crops to grow. Pea seeds are just peas. Very special peas that grow into very delicious peas. The peas are planted and the soil is being mulched. This holds the moisture so the peas require less watering in the hot sun. Mulch also suppresses weeds. Radish seeds get planted three fingers apart. In our beds of salad and leafy greens, beets, and more, plastic cover will hold in the moisture and protect the baby plants on frosty nights. Next up in garden tasks: Tickle the Garlic! The garlic has been tickled free! Every row and box in the garden has a designation. Once an area is planted, it gets a sign saying what’s there, when it arrived, and who put it in. That way, gardeners know which rows and boxes to water. When green shoots poke out of the soil, the sign tells us what crop to look for. Some crops go in, take off, and come back every season. Even with no label, an alert gardener found food in this box bed. Last season, garlic grew here. A handful of delicious young garlic from last year’s crop became this year’s dinner.