I grew up with a root cellar and an attic, and my parents and grandparents heavily relied on them for storage. Gardening wasn’t just a means to provide fresh vegetables when they were in season. Instead, my family focused on crops that stored well throughout the winter and into spring. What started as a necessity…
As gardeners, we’re impatiently waiting for the spring sun to heat up our soil so we can finally get those plants in the ground. We shouldn’t wait for too long, though, especially in those areas where spring is short. Many plants enjoy the cool spring or fall weather much better than the heat of summer….
I used to think gardening was all about planting, weeding, and watering, but it’s much more complex than I imagined it to be. As a consequence, it’s also a lot more fun, because I don’t get bored with the same old tasks.
Every season brings different practices when it comes to gardening. Winter is a time of thoughtful planning and stocking up on seeds. Spring is all about taking care of those seedlings. Summer is a time of overwhelming growth and bounty. Autumn is when we give back nourishment to the soil.