It is days like this where I think back to living in Pennsylvania for much of my life, and remember cabin fever often lasting into April. It makes me really appreciate some part of living so much further south. Don’t get me wrong, I do miss many things like the colors and smells in the fall when archery hunting but man I am not a winter type of guy. A massive cold front is about to rock most of the nation and even I won’t be spared in North Central Texas.
So this may seem like an odd time to look at spring gardens but now is THE time, spring is coming. Faster for me sure but fast for everyone. In no time buds will break, birds will sing and days will really get longer. If you are an experienced gardener you know the mixed blessing of this transition. It is amazing, it is the time, it is when growth explodes and life returns. It also sneaks up on you, next thing you know you are buying your plants from not starting seeds, dealing with weeds, trying to get a garden bed in before it gets too hot, etc.
Today we take a look at the next 4-8 weeks depending on where you live and how to make the most of the spring that is coming hard and fast to us.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- Enjoy and make the most of this time, it really is a a gift here is why
- Calculating your avg. last frost date
- Preventing a complete weed invested garden when you have yet to do anything so far
- Planning and building raised beds in the winter time
- Why many people should not even think about a “raised bed”
- Really leaning the lessons of the last year
- If you don’t keep a journal start now, right now, like today – record
- When things break bud, flower, etc including specific trees
- Rain events
- Extremely warm and cold days for the season
- Observation of animals, bird migrations, etc.
- Wild plants emerging, being ready to harvest, etc.
- Insect ativity
- Anything that is useful to you
- 12 things I am growing this year – quite a bit I really proved out last year
- Ping Tung Eggplant
- Melanzana Rossa Eggplant
- Texas Wild Cherry Tomato
- Barry’s Crazy Cherry Tomato (yellow)
- All the Peppers
- Fennel – I learned something too, wait til you hear this
- Trombochino Squash
- Red Noodle Beans
- New Zealand Spinach
- White Pearl Bitter Mellon
- Dwarf tamarillo
- Mongolian Giant Sunflower
- Final Thoughts – Really enjoy this time, they you will do the work and not see it that way
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