Blommande fruktträd i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård

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- what does spring mean to you?

May is somehow Blekinge's best month. It is now that spring, and early summer burst into bloom, and the sea, the forest and the lakes are filled with people who seek the light and elegance of nature. Pack your lunch bag and embark on a nice walk in the spring sun, kick off your shoes and take a refreshing swim in the sea and end the day with fresh asparagus from Blekinge.
 
Blommande rabatter i Ronneby Brunnspark Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
Flowering flowerbeds in Ronneby Brunnspark.
 
After the long dark winter it is lovely to meet the spring and take part in nature's spectacle. If you do not want to hike a long way or go out in the woods, it is of course just as good to put out the outdoor furniture in the garden or relax on a blanket in a nearby park. It is not the distance that counts without the content and the ability to enjoy the spring light and scents.
 
 
Asparagus safari between Kristianopel and Torhamn. The third weekend in May (18-19 / 5) between ten and five is arranged the coastal road sparse safari. What began twelve years ago as an event at the asparagus grower Anders Olsson at the Bond-Gården in Olsäng was quickly spread among the village's companies and associations and has grown into a much happening where cafes, pantries, gardens and farm shops open for the season. Don't miss the sale of asparagus at Olsängsgården in Olsäng where Anders Olsson sells fresh asparagus. Of course, tractor shutters are offered with straw-clad ball trolley to the Bond-Gården where guests can see both asparagus fields and greet the animals. You who want to have a snack or eat something good can do it at café Måsen in Torhamn, Lena's café, café Lantluft, Askunga dovvilt, restaurant Pålsgården or café Sött and Salt in Kristianopel. Tip: If you have your own garden, a small asparagus discount is preferable. You can buy asparagus plants at the asparagus festival and push down some plants in the ground with 30-40 cm plant spacing. It can be smart to put double rows and plant the asparagus in zigzag inclined to each other. Asparagus thrives in warm sunny positions on light soil. Remember to let the plants establish themselves properly and do not harvest until the third year after planting. Don't forget to fertilize and water properly during the year.
 
Anders Olsson på Bond-Gården odlar sparris i Olsäng.
Anders Olsson at Bond-Gården grows asparagus in Olsäng.
 
 
Köp enbart svensk sparris och ingenting annat. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
Buy only Swedish asparagus and nothing else.
 
 
 
Spring on Stiby hill. Early spring days at Stibyberget make good for both soul and health. Here you can follow the joints over Stibyberget, which rises markedly over the plains of Listerland and look out over the flat landscape right up to Ryssberget. Not far from the top are burial mounds from the Bronze Age, between 2,500 and 3,800 years old. Park on the parking lot (just east of Stibyvägen) along the 123rd towards Hällevik. Follow the trail markings via the view back to the starting point. Early in the spring, the forest is full of blueprints and white willows, and later in the season, you will find backsippor, backtimjan, bloodroot, sun turn, meadow snow and meadow forest.
 
Ett hav av blommande Backsippor på Stibyberget i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
A sea of flowering Backsippor at Stibyberget. 
 
 
Hiking by the sea. Hiking is an excellent way to get out into the countryside to enjoy the forest's proximity. Beautiful Tromtö nature reserve is known for its fine beech forests that extend all the way into the sea band. Don't miss the English park just south of Tromtö Manor. Follow the ARK56, a well-signposted hiking trail through the reserve, from the car park at the entrance back to the starting point. A 5 km hike.
 
Strövtåg vid havet i Tromtö, Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
Hiking trail by the sea in Tromtö.
 
 
With a view from a height. Spring excursions are all about enjoying the morning routines after a long hibernation over the winter. Nothing is better than stepping on a hill and taking in the view. Several viewpoints around Blekinge are ideal for a spring outing. Why not to Ryssberget in Sölvesborg (follow Blekingeleden from the parking lot at Grisabacken), Utsikten i Boafall (park at the sign Ekopark Raslången and follow the Blekingeleden into the reserve), Valhall ätestupa in Olofström, Järnavik's heights (just behind Järnavik's camping along the Blekingeleden) or the views in Hallarumsviken Nature Reserve.
 
Utisikten på Ryssbertget med magisk utsikt över Vesan och Listerlandet i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
 The view on Ryssberget with magical views of Vesan and Listerlandet.
 
 
Utsikten på Ryssberget med magisk utsikt över Vesan och Listerlandet i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
The view on Ryssberget.
 
 
Utsikten vid Boafall. Långt därnere syns Halen. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
The view at Boafall. Far down there is Halen.
 
 
 
Beautiful Ronneby Brunnspark. The Brunnsparken in Ronneby is a delight throughout the summer months. Especially in the spring when the bulbs take off, and the bushes bloom with an intensity that attracts both bees and bumble bees in quantities. Go for a walk in the park, sit down on a blanket on the lawn areas outside the suitable halls and enjoy your own coffee or fabulous cakes at Café Mandeltårtan across the river. On Sundays, the little legendary flea market in Brunnshallarna is arranged between nine and two. www.ronneby.se
 
Söndagsloppis i Brunnshallarna i Ronneby Brunnspark i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
Sunday flea in Brunnshallarna in Ronneby Brunnspark.
 
 
Karl-Erik och Britta Karlsson från Växjö besöker ofta Ronneby Brunnsloppis. Foto Niklas Kämpargård
Karl-Erik and Britta Karlsson from Växjö often visit Ronneby Brunnsloppis. 
 
 
Animals on pasture. There is nothing better than seeing happy animals grazing. Shooting laughing cows, sheep and goats enjoying the spring's beautiful days in the sun. In May, grazing grows, and the animals are guaranteed a good supply of bait, while its big feet ensure that biodiversity benefits. In the archipelago, the pastures also have a vital function to prevent the islands from growing again. Make sure to buy meat boxes directly from the farmer and select Swedish suppliers of natural beef meat.
 
Betande djur är en nödvändinghet för den biologiska mångfalden i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
Grazing animals are a necessity for biodiversity.
 
 
När djuren släpps på bete är det vår i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
When the animals are released on pasture, it is ours.
 
 
Flowering tree. Blooming cherry, apple and pear trees are a delight to the mind. Make sure to plant a lot of trees for both your own and the animal's sake and enjoy its blossom and fruit. Gardens that bloom all season are significant for bees and bumblebees.
 
Blommande Magnolia i Kristianopel. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
Blooming Mangolia in Kristianopel.
 
 
Blommande magnolia i Kristianopel. Foto Niklas Kämpargård
Kristianopel, Blekinge.
 
 
Blommande fruktträd i Blekinge. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
Flowering fruit trees in Blekinge.
 
 
Plan and so in the garden. Spring is an excellent time to plan the garden's shape and content. It is now you sow, plant and prepares the summer and autumn harvest of vegetables. Be sure to spread the seeds over several weeks, especially for leafy vegetables such as spinach, arugula and mango to continually have fresh leaves available for both salads and green drinks. It is much better to have fresh leaves in different growth stages (which are sown every few weeks) than to harvest everything at the same time.
 
Så bladgrönsaker i omgångar för att ständigt ha nya blad på tillväxt. Foto av Niklas Kämpargård
So leafy vegetables in batches to constantly have new leaves on growth.