Spring Vegetable Garden

vegetable garden

The weather has been crazy beautiful lately. Santa Barbara feels more like summer, than spring— or the way we wish summer felt when all that June gloom fog rolls in. Last week, in the midst of all the Easter prep madness I escaped to the garden. Late afternoon is absolutely my favorite time to work in the dirt (thank you, daylight savings). Spending some solo time planting, harvesting and making trellises was just what I needed. Those of you that have vegetable gardens can attest to the peace of mind that comes from this honest, fruitful work.

growing fava beans

Fava bean flowers

growing summer vegetables

Japanese eggplant. Love the flavor, love the color.

growing potatoes


growing summer fruit

Mid Pride peach tree, should be ready for harvest in July

The Easter Bunny found a good little nook.

blueberry bush

Blueberry bush

Smaller varietals of tomatoes, like these, tend to do better in the early months of the season.


“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.”

—Geoffrey B. Charlesworth


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