As rock icon Neil Young said: “In the field of opportunity, it’s plowin’ time again.”
Our patience and back muscles were strained last year when we labored to prepare the new garden site for spring planting.We made good progress but it was not a perfect job.
There are still a number of rocks and we will do our best to remove them. In spite of rocks the new site was extremely fertile and those who persevered, harvested an above average crop. We had the piles of rocks picked up in the fall and also did another pick up of surface rocks.
So, this season should be better for working the soil and and getting the seeds and seedlings planted. If you start your own seedlings, be sure and check your seed packets to see when to start them. Some vegetables, like eggplant, take a long time to be ready for planting the end of May (like 90 days!!).
The spring plowing will be done when weather and soil conditions are ready.
Once the soil is thawed, it must dry enough for the plow to break it up, so please be patient.
All gardeners, volunteers and friends are cordially invited to join the group known as the whiners.
We have informal gatherings both spontaneously and planned, just for the fun of it. Call Pat to get on the list that will receive emails for any of the events planned in advance.
In the past, we have had garden side events with snacks and wine, bon fires on summer evenings (with s’mores of course), pot luck meals in the Care For Creation Center, and out-to-dinner-dates at local eateries.
If you see a bunch of us, come and join in for garden talk and socializing. In spite of our name, we try not to grumble ... except about the weather.