It's an absolutely gorgeous day on the mountain top today with temps hitting 60 degrees. In February. What the heck? But hey, I'm just going to enjoy it while it lasts!
Of course I'd love to be playing in the dirt today but alas, necessary evils got in my way. In the form of a cord of wood that was dumped in my driveway and must be stacked.
That ruined my plan of raking out some garden beds when I got home from work. Wood stacking takes precedence.
But I can still dream about gardening, right?
I got an email from Mother Earth News letting me know it's time to plant asparagus and onions in my area. I doubt she knows I'm on a mountain top and therefore not quite a true zone 5 but still....gardening season is around the corner!
I'm going to start some seeds in my little garden cottage this year. I was browsing around online and trying to figure out what needs to be started when and I came across this helpful chart.
It looks like I still have a bit of time before I need to start my seeds, which is great....because I'm still doing research.
I found this helpful little tidbit online also:
Good to know, right?
What did we do before the internet?
Of course, I couldn't stop there. There's so much information out there on seed starting and organic gardening - and since I can't stop thinking about planning out my garden I'm just sucking it all in!
Like this little tidbit - that means I should be planting my herbs and lettuces in the portion of the garden that backs up to the garage wall. Who knew? I always thought herbs absolutely needed full sun!
So I kept on looking and the Farmer's Almanac tends to differ in opinion...yes, there are some herbs that can take partial sun, but most do need full sun.
So perhaps that statement is more specific to things such as lettuce, spinach, kale, etc.
Either way, it's time for me to start figuring out what seeds I want and put in an order - yee haw, that's exciting!!
Because pretty soon days like today are going to be a regular occurrence.
And I want to be ready!