Spring Has Sprung or so they say...
Mar. 25, 2014 12:34 pm
Updated: Mar. 27, 2014 8:55 am
This weekend when it actually warmed up into the 60’s for a few hours (it’s supposed to snow again later today) I went outside and got to play in my garden for a little while.
It was nice to actually see the topsoil instead of snow. It was nice to be able to actually open my fence without having to dig out a couple of feet of snow on either side. It was nice to feel the winter dirt clods breaking up as I pulled the rake through
the fireplace ashes I had spread around. It was nice to start to formulate a plan of attack for this year’s garden. I just have to remember that Spring may have sprung around most of the country but it’s nowhere near ready to sprung in my little patch of green.
I have said it before and I will say it again, when it comes to my garden, moderation is the key to success. Now someone please remember to remind me I said that come the third
week in May when I have overplanted my tomatoes & peppers not to mention my squash, peas, beans, peas, lettuce & beets. I get the itch early every spring and I wind up planting before or on Mother’s Day and every year, a killing frost comes out of nowhere
to wipe out my crops. So I overplant again and leave the survivors because they were tough but also knowing full well they won’t do a thing other than take up space & water and probably spread blight & disease. I truly am a terrible farmer.
So are you starting to feel the urge to have the dirt slipping through your fingers ? Has the Polar Vortex finally let go of your patch of green ? Do you live somewhere where
it never gets cold so you can grow whatever you want whenever you want so all of us living in cold pockets up north can hate you ? (I may have rambled a bit there)
And come back next time when I corral my scattered thoughts and plant them into a real blog that talks about pertinent things like how great a vacation we had and how I had to
literally carry my family onto the plane when it was finally time to leave.