Time to Garden

Our weather has had me questioning when to plant my cool weather crops. We had a colder then normal winter with many feet of snow.  Our winter has only been followed by a cooler than normal spring. Although we are expecting a nice warm weekend, we will be back to below normal temperatures again next week. However, my garden seems to be calling for me to come out and begin planting.

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After all, the sun is shining, the grass is turning green and I’m seeing the tiniest of buds on the trees.  So I’m going to tackle some of the planting this weekend – broccoli, cabbage, peas, carrots, onions, spinach and lettuce.

Of course my fear is that I’ll get everything planted and then suddenly we’ll have a heat wave and they won’t do well, but that’s part of the challenge a gardener faces. We just can’t predict what mother nature may throw our way. Yet, we must move forward because we know the pure feeling of satisfaction when we have a success garden.

So I have been putting my cabbage plants out to harden for the last several days.

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Today, I’ll pull out all my seeds and do some more clean-up in the garden.

My tomatoes and peppers await their turn into the garden.

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Although there is not enough space in my garden, thanks to a successful year of starting my own seedlings, I have many beautiful vegetable plants to choose from.  I will have no need to buy any vegetable plants.

My excitement grows with each passing day as I envision the bounty of my labors.

Now I raise my watering can to all the gardeners out there. May we all have wonderfully successful gardens this year!!!

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