Time to cultivate your garden

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. ”  Thomas Jefferson

As much as I would love to say that Spring has sprung, here in Ohio the weather just can’t make up its mind. One day we are having beautiful springlike weather and the next day it is snowing. I remind myself that this is the same thing that happens year after year and I must continue planning my garden.

The first thing that any gardener needs to do is decide what plants and vegetables they want to plant and then look to see when the last frost date is for your area.  https://www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates  This will allow you to plan when you need to plant your different varieties of plants and vegetables.

April is also a great time to make your plans and start ordering things for the upcoming season if you haven’t already done so. I like to take inventory of all my garden supplements as well. I don’t use anything that isn’t organic, so I like to make sure I have everything on hand ahead of time.

Clean out your garden, and flower beds. Pull those pesky weeds. Winter hasn’t been very nice here in Ohio, so I have a lot of work ahead of me. I need to clean out all of my beds and lay down mulch. I will also till the top half of my raised beds for my vegetable garden and spread corn gluten meal to kill the weed seeds.

Make sure you try something new every year. Life is about taking chances. There is nothing better than the first day working out in the yard, getting your hands in the dirt, listening to the birds sing and feeling the warmth of the sun on your face. And of course, I always have my huskies by my side!

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