According to Punxsutawney Phil, we won’t have to wait six weeks for spring to arrive. I know that’s not Phil in the picture, but a photograph of Squirrelly Shirley is the closest I have to that of a groundhog.
Will you be ready when spring appears? I’m reviewing my garden journal from last year to see how I need to prepare. This month I will be:
- Ordering Seeds
- Buying seed starter soil
- Buying peat pots
- Collecting yogurt containers to put peat pots of seedlings in
- Diagramming my vegetable and flower gardens to plan where to plant seeds, plants, and bushes
- Applying dormant spray to fruit trees and bushes (mid-Feb)
- Pruning grape vines (end of Feb)
It may be cold and snowy now, but soon it will be time to fire up the tillers and sharpen the hoes. Right, Phil?