(Neighbor Nancy peeks over her massive stack of gardening books)
Oh, hi! I didn’t see you there.
(As Neighbor Nancy tries to stand to greet you, her towers of books tumble loudly about her feet)
Oh, for pity’s sake!
You know, I’ve been gardening for about a decade. First, a little indoor apartment gardening, then, a few tentative doorstep tomatoes, on to a parking space sized plot and so on.
This year we are trying wheat and oats for the first time on top three big veggie, soft fruit, herb and orchard areas.
And still… still… I have to poke through books each spring struggling to make sure I’m putting things in at their optimum planting time.
Then today, accidentally misfiled in my SPAM folder, I found this treasure from Mother Earth News.
If you’re impatient, the link is at the bottom.
It begins with a map, so you can click on you region.
Then, through the magic of internet, appears the most glorious monthly chart.
Indoor sowing, out door sowing, transplanting for vegetables and herbs, a list of the top ten producers for your region, articles with seed starting tips, etc.
I think I’m getting a little hot under the collar.
That link below is just down right sexy… well … to a gardener, at least.
Click here for What To Plant Now
( As Neighbor Nancy steps over her mess of book to see you out, she stumbles, throwing her apron and skirt over her head, exposing her granny pantie clad bottom. )
*String of curses deleted for the more delicate reader*
See you next time. I’m going to check on my bubbling bean pot of sour dough starter.
Join me Friday afternoons for the latest edition of the Neighborly Advice weekend magazine. A few neighbors and I have gotten together to share some beginner articles on backyard livestock, preserving, cooking, baking, knitting, etc. Join the fun as we challenge you to learn a new skill.
Where are you headed?