Spring Has Arrived

fresh garden vegetables in wicker basket with watering can

I’m finally home from an exhausting convention and delighted to discover that spring has arrived in my area. I live only one hundred miles from the Canadian border so having cold weather through Mother’s Day is standard. This year we are having early warm weather. My garage is full of starter plants. I’ve mentioned before I have a large growing table and small greenhouse shelves mounted in the windows. I plant seeds in early January so I have starter plants to put out as soon as the weather permits. With the convention and a book deadline behind me, I finally get to go outside and play in the dirt.

This Saturday the strawberries and cold crops move out into the raised beds. Over the next few weeks onions, potatoes, corn, peppers, tomatoes, and the vine crops will join them. My garden is thirteen hundred and twelve square feet in size so it is a lot of work. All the beds have drip irrigation and black cloth to keep the weeds down. That is the only way I can plant and maintain it all by myself. My husband isn’t a gardener and doesn’t want to be. I can get him to help with some big things like using his tractor to put dirt in the beds but that is all he’s willing to do. The planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and preserving is all up to me. I don’t look at it as work. This is fun and relaxing to me. It also helps me to recharge my batteries before starting my next book.

Do you like to garden?

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