I spent last week, in my walking boot and short sleeves digging around in my friend's garden. We staked and raked, planned and planted. We (okay, she) started her seeds in her seedling pots. She even made me one flat of heirloom tomatoes! We scratched our heads as we fussed and moaned over crop rotation.
But, really...it was divine. I love having my hands in the dirt. Almost as much as I love dancing....almost.
The weather was right up there with peanut butter and chocolate kisses.
The weather here at home isn't quite all peanut butter and chocolate kisses, but rather kinda more like mudpie. Sigh*
As I look out our living room window today I hear our 40x60 garden wooing me, telling me it's hungry for seed and I mentally go over what will go where. I spent the latter part of today going through seed catalogs, gardening books and my own country garden journal. Do you have a journal that you keep your last year's notes in?
This year I've decided that I really need to put a crop rotation into effect. This is no small task when you don't really want to move the large area of corn. Whaddya you think? Should I move it? It's about a 20x40 area. And really...it's in the best area of the land.
Well, even if we don't move the corn we will still need to address the crops rotating. No need to invite the bugs back year after year.
We are toying with black cloth and straw in the walkways this year as well. Really tired of all the weeding. This worked really well in my friends garden last year...she said she had almost no weeds at all. That's what I'm talking' about!
Looks like potatoes, spinach, lettuce, peas, melons, onions, and garlic may hit the scene soon.
I can already smell the dirt.