Sunday, February 20, 2011
Preparing For Early Spring Gardening
I really hope to focus on plants that are a part of our current diets. For example, we don't eat okra in our home. Not that okra is bad, it's just not something we eat in our family and probably wouldn't even know how to prepare it. Whereas cucumbers is something we eat several times a week. My focus will be on those foods we know what to do with and are excited to eat.
This year I'm interested in trying some different irrigation and drip watering methods. I know my plant covers will do a good job in retaining moisture, but I'm looking for a effective way of summer watering. I'm up against some serious triple digit temperature in the summer, so simply dousing my garden isn't always the most effective method of watering. I have some ideas in mind that I'm curious to see how well will work. Once again, I'd love to hear from any of you that have found a way to keep your plants well watered during the hot and dry summer days.
I feel fortunate to be able to start preparing for early spring gardening. I know there are many of you still covered in snow. Hang in there. Spring is quickly approaching and before you know it you'll be dirty and sweaty from working in your garden.