A Season Like No other

Here it is – the day after taxes are due. Yesterday morning we woke up to a dusting of snow on our dreary brown lawn. By mid-afternoon the snow was gone and today while letting the dogs out I saw a beautiful green start for our lawn. Against the foundation of the house, my lillies are starting to pull up out of the soil. Not sure if I should uncover my roses as yet, since the temperature is still dipping into the 20’s during the night.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, I should be planting seed potatoes in another 2 days – however at this point, I’m not sure I could get my tiller through the soil, so that may have to wait some.

I got busy with other projects and missed my mid-February seed starting date. However, in talking to the local gardening center, they encouraged me to start from seed anyway. Not knowing what this month and next will bring, I decided to take them up on it.

I have purchased a large rectangular plastic box in which I will put old oven cooling racks in the bottom and fill my peat pots with potting soil and an array of seeds to plant. I found a 36″ Sunflower seed packet that will work perfectly with my one-year old grandson. I’m anxious to start him learning about soil, seeds, and the generous bounty to be had from spending a little time in the garden with his Mother and Grandmother.

As any gardener can tell you no two gardening seasons are the same. I KNOW this will be the case this year. I love learning new things and so I look forward to the challenge.

Happy Gardening!

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