Winter Blues Have Set In

Winter Blues Have Set In

Our Homestead, Year Round Gardening
Okay, it is official. I am tired of all the cold 'yard work'. The greenhouse is growing what it can just fine, the hay is covering the cabbage, brussels sprouts, and broccoli for the long cold days they are enduring... as usual for this time of year, the garden looks like it is waiting with baited breath for "her man to come home from war"... wondering what the outcome will be. Aww, that is just my guilt talking for the few times I've had to up and leave a well dug and ready garden just before it's time to work in it. Hate those times... This year is more like, I don't know if I will accomplish all my winter work in time to start the fun stuff in the…
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Garden Calendar Funnies

Community, Gardening Humor, Organic Gardening, Year Round Gardening
Okay, one of the largest sections of FarmHomestead is the Garden Calendar. I have looked at it so many times I am sick of looking at it. So I was wondering what other peoples' garden calendars look like, and I found one that just CRACKED me up... this guy (Eric Walker) is fun to read. He says... It is vital to understand that nature is not a factory, with timetables and a noon whistle: dates for doing things in a vegetable garden are, even for the greatest experts, at best guesstimates based on prior experience that may not be--often is not--applicable to this season. The weather data used for typical temperatures and such is the fifty-year data from the State weather-data-collecting station in Ritzville, Washington (State), which is a cool…
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