The other night I had a dream about harvesting broccoli from our garden. In my dream I had given up on it ever producing anything. But I was pleasantly surprised when I found that nice, large green heads had been hiding out under cover of some kind of weed. Yes! Let’s hear it for fresh broccoli!
Then, I woke up. It was just a dream, I told myself. But what did it mean? If it meant anything, that is. I don’t usually even remember my dreams, and when I do I don’t really try and assign any meanings to them. But this time, just for fun, I did search online and see if dreaming about broccoli had any significance – at least for those who believe in such things.
One common interpretation is that to dream about broccoli is to be in need of spiritual nourishment. While I guess everyone’s spirit could always use a bit more nourishment, I do believe mine is pretty well fed at the moment. So I kept on searching. And then I read somewhere that if you are growing broccoli in your dreams, happy family times are forecast. Since I liked that one, I stopped looking for any further meaning, at least online.
My wife always says that the best interpreter of dreams is the dreamer. So if you want to know what I really think, it’s that yours truly is ready for winter to be over and for the weather to settle down and warm up so I can get some things planted. But like the above photo shows, winter still has its grip on us here in Southern Indiana. Which is not really a bad thing, especially after last year when we really didn’t have a winter and summer was a real bear with heat and drought the norm.
Back in the real world, the current state of any broccoli here is a long way from harvest. I do have about 50 little seedlings growing under lights in the basement, and they are looking good and about ready to be transplanted into larger quarters. Those plants are destined for planting here and at the Impact Community Garden. Ideally they should be planted in our area from mid-March to mid-April. Last year it was still early April before we could get them in the ground, despite the mild winter and early arrival of spring. I guess there’s no need for me to be impatient.
So what about you? Are you dreaming about spring too, at least those of you in the Northern Hemisphere? I’ll be back with more later this week. Until then, Happy Growing and Sweet Dreams!