This is my favorite gardening time of the year. Spring has finally arrived in Northern California, and the long, cold rains have abated. While the winter rains have stimulated a lot of weed growth, the garden has a fresh, new look, with young, healthy, vibrant plants that haven’t peaked yet.
I thought this would be a good moment to share gardening tips and new ideas we are trying out this garden season. It is hard for me to put into words how much joy and rejuvenation I get from gardening; I only hope that as many people as possible give it a try. If you plant only one tree collard or one tomato plant on your porch, it will be well worth the effort. With that, here are my 10 spring tips for the garden.
Whoever coined the term ‘comfort food’ is a genius. I can’t think of a better way to describe this quick and easy family meal, and I have lost count of the number of times I have cooked it. It’s versatile, requires minimal preparation, which you can do in advance, and above all, it’s wonderfully satisfying and won’t have you reaching for pumpkin spice muffins an hour after dinner.