While the gardeners in warmer climates are busy getting their gardens underway, we must wait patiently in the colder growing zones.
I found myself kicking at the last stubborn snow piles around the kitchen garden this morning.
Mother Nature is bringing rain with possible thunderstorms this evening…that should erase the last evidence of winter-for now!
March is a month of high snowfall amounts, so I’m sure the white will blanket the garden a bit more before spring, or even well into spring!
Not a week goes by without a question about the little greenhouse in my garden.
I thought I would answer a few of the most often asked!
Yes, we built this greenhouse out of nearly all recycled material!
The greenhouse size is 10 x 10.
No, my husband does not have plans for the greenhouse–he does these projects in his head, not even a scribble on paper!
The color is a Dutch Boy Paint color called Pumpkin Stem.
I heat the greenhouse with electric heaters.
Yes, it really works as a greenhouse; growing seedlings each spring!
Today we were just grateful for everything.
The garden is full of tomatoes, peppers, root vegetables and herbs.
Visit my Instagram @Downtoearthdigs for more images of life in the garden.
The garden starts producing and getting a bit messy around the edges.
With the heat and mosquitoes I have been practicing ‘speed gardening’!
Quick water, quick harvest, quick dead head, quick weeding…oh heck,
I’ll get those weeds next time.
I’m itching to get into the garden.
It will be weeks before plants and seeds can be dropped into the raised beds,
but getting the beds ready with new compost and some new mulch around the kitchen garden can happen just as soon as it stops snowing!
The greenhouse needs new paint and some repairs this spring,
Rabbit Run Cottage is changing it’s colors this year,
and the empty chicken coop is going to undergo some changes.
I am opening up the little garden to a few Garden Club tours this summer,
so the pressure is on!
The delay button has been pushed on warm weather!
This calls for a reminder of sun filled days in the garden.
The snow has melted enough to uncover grass and ground.
The edges of the raised beds are visible after months of snow cover.
I’m born and raised in Minnesota, so I do know that winter is far from over.
That doesn’t stop me from enjoying the few days,
that the melting sunshine brings the hint of spring to the garden.
27 days to spring!
I was invited to write a blog post for Gardening Know How!
The Editors let me choose the topic of my choice and I wanted to keep the post true to how I write here.
Garden images and a few words.
A story about how I became the caretaker to these garden trugs.
If you care to leave a comment after you read the story it would be appreciated.