Several of you asked about what I am doing to prepare my garden for the spring.
It isn't much, but it makes me feel better...like I am doing my part to bring on the spring.
Basically, I stirred up the soil and gave it some fertilizer. Then I covered it with some plastic, and put the windows over it - its my attempt at a little green-house effect.
I'm doing this in part because I want the heat of the sun to bake the moist soil a bit. I also have some hay from last year's garden that I am hoping will break down a bit.
(Last year I did Hay-bale gardening...which I enjoyed but decided not to to this year (I'll post more about that next week.)
The Mister built me another raised-bed to place where last years hay-bales went.
I'll keep them all covered for at least 4 weeks, then I'll turn the soil and fertilize one more time and cover and let rest...that's always the hard part for me.
Hopefully in six weeks time, I'll be planting seedlings and watching my garden grow.
Until then, I followed the advice of my friend The Seasoned Sister, and bought an Amaryllis bulb and some other kind of flower whose package said, "grows quickly" and "suitable for containers". What I really wanted was a Narcissus called a Paper White (also on recommendation of the SS, because they grow fast!) but I went to three different places and was denied...so i just went with what I could find.
So far....this is what I got.
Its' been four days.
And I check on them several times a day like a newborn.
Nah. Not me.