Sunday, April 03, 2011

Gardening Season Is Beginning At Peaceful Forest!

Squash & Pumpkin Plants 2010
Today finally feels like spring! Waking up to hearing the birds sing makes you ready to get out of bed in the morning. Like they are saying, "Hurry up sleepy head, the day is waiting!" The first thing that runs through my mind is digging in my raised beds. But I can't. Not yet.

Raised Beds in backyard  2010
I have been transplanting many of my seedlings already. They grew so fast that it was hardly worth starting them in the little flats. It is sadly too cold yet, in fact, our ground is still frozen and much of it is still snow covered. I will have strong little plants to put in the ground when I can.

Squash Blossom 2010
New York gardeners around here usually plan to get their gardens in on Memorial Day week-end. My father who has been gardening for most of his life doesn't even start his seeds until April first. By starting mine earlier though, when I put the plants in, it is like the gardeners who purchase plants instead of seeds. It gives you a head start on the harvest. We get vegetables earlier than usual. With our weather here in NY that is a good idea!

Rich Compost!
 Are you getting your garden in? I know many of my readers here are in a warmer climate than I am. So I hope you got a good start already. Happy spring!

 Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole
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