I started our broccoli, cabbage and parsley seeds yesterday. It is now officially gardening season. It felt really good to be outside in the unseasonably warm 70 degree weather, barefoot with dirt under my finger nails again.
The last two gardening seasons have been rough in Tennessee. The drought was awful! I felt so so bad for the local farmers. No amount of mulch or water can really save a garden when the Earth is as dry as it's been the past two growing seasons.
That's hard to imagine on a day like today. It's raining cats and dogs and there is standing water everywhere. I am not complaining. We need every last drop. Soon the landscape will start to green up and blossom. I do have a handful of mini daffodils and snow crocus blooming; which is always a comforting sight. The bare naked freshly tilled earth in the garden will be bursting with seedlings and plants. Here's to a year full of green growth and fresh organic veggies.
Until next time.....