Sunday, February 26, 2012
It's Spring...Or Winter...Or Spring?
Connecticut has experienced the warmest winter on record with the least snow this year. Can you say 'retribution'? Do you all remember last winter and how you felt come this time of the year? I remember. I was done and depressed. I remember waiting for my son at the mailbox, which was buried in the snow, and looking at my ice laden roof, wondering when the next 6 inches would come and if I had enough salt and sand.
But this year? We might have had ONE snow storm that left behind snow for more than one day.
I am NOT complaining.
But, my usual desperation for my garden has been affected, friend! By this time of the year, I am licking my pointer finger and putting it in the air, begging God to raise the temperature 10 degrees. This year? Not so much. Never fear, though, I will still be out there as soon as I can. (wink)
Let me tell you a partial list of what I plan to put in the garden.
Organic Zucchini Black Beauty
Organic Squash Early Summer Crookneck
Organic Nantes Carrots
Sugar Baby Watermelon
Purple Plum Radish
Organic Snowball Cauliflower
Orange Smoothie Pumpkin
Early Green Cabbage
Savoyed Leaf Spinach
We are also starting a separate HERB garden. So far, we have purchased Flax and Cilantro for that.
Our goal is to till a big piece of a sloping hill on our property and turn it into an Herb/sitting garden. This will assist us in not having to mow it (yay) and also provide us with medicinal and tea herbs. This has been a dream of mine for many summers and I think now that I am feeling healthy we are going to go for it.
I am still looking for a all natural fertilizer with no soy and no chicken parts. Anyone?
I am happy to be back, blogging about our homestead garden. Please stay in touch with me and share insights too!