Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, March 12, 2012

The garden and weather

If there is one thing I have learned is that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to gardening. There are guidelines, but you have to be the judge of when to use those guidelines and when not to. This year for instance is the year to throw out all the planting guides for our area. Typically, you wouldn't plant tomato seeds until April. Well because we really haven't had that much of a winter and spring has been here for a month my tomato seedlings are already coming up. If I waited until April then I am afraid we are going to have a ridiculously hot summer and my plants might burn up. So to ensure that I get a harvest I have thrown out the guides and started early on warm weather vegetables. Okra, tomatoes, cucumbers and melons have already been planted. This week I am getting the peppers and beans planted. Gardening and farming means that you have rely on your judgement of when might be the best time to plant rather than relying on guides, which are just that....guides not rules set in stone. It means that you have to be in tune to nature and the climate that you are working within. Here's hoping everyone has a great gardening season. Blessings, Kat

1 comment:

living from glory to glory said...

Hi Kat may you have a blessed spring and may your harvest be abundent this year.