Snow’s gone: it’s now fun to find things like these turnips
Yesterday, it got to be 65* here, and I shoveled about 3 cubic yards of woodchips despite the fact that they were still frozen. I can’t help myself: the snow has melted and I need to get busy!
The ramp-up to the spring planting season is usually a fairly fraught one. The gardener experiences what I term Gardener’s A.D.D. and s/he runs around like a fool, having much to do (and seemingly all at once) but accomplishing very little, especially against that long task list and that short gardening calendar.
In my own grand garden schemes I still come up way short of my goal. It is true. I do.
But time, as I have mentioned before, is a gardener’s friend. If I look at the trajectory of my own gardening path of the last 5 years (city gardener on 1/12th an acre==>country gardener with many perennial beds and a small kitchen garden==>year-round subsistence food-growing crazy person who ignores her flowers) I see that I have accomplished much. Like Rome, them gardens weren’t built in a day. I had to build them bit by bit, little step by little baby step.
(But I still feel guilty when I see my weedy perennial beds.)