It is time to plant some of my seeds for my garden! This year I am especially excited for a couple of reasons. At the end of last year, I bought a greenhouse which my husband is going to put together as soon as the snow is gone. This means I can grow things like peppers and my tomatoes might even be able to ripen on the vine!!! The greenhouse will be up close to the house so that I can tend it on a regular basis. My other garden, which will be for root vegetables like potatoes, beets, turnip, as well as squash, raspberries, cabbage and so on, is at the end of a path through our little "woods" of aspen trees. We had to put 8 foot fencing around it so that the deer won't eat all the plants - but we still have some pocket gophers that get in each year. I plant a row of beets just for them, and then they tend to leave the rest of the garden alone. Guess they like the sweetness of the beets. :-)
The second reason I am excited is that I will experience, for the first time in recent memory, planting and tending my garden in a leisurely fashion - not all in one day for planting, and all in one day for weeding, and so on. When I had been working full time, it was always squeezing in the time to garden, not having the time to really enjoy it. But this year, I can plan, plant, weed, harvest and enjoy the process as the days unfold - such a luxury! Something to truly look forward to!
Now, if our 12 inches of the latest snowfall would just melt, I would feel like there is hope of getting my seeds in the ground when they need to be planted in May! I am proceeding in faith!