It’s 66 degrees today. The birds are chirping, and the daffodils have started to come up. Spring is so close – but it’s March, and I know we will still have some cold weather to suffer through.
Spring is my favorite season. Everything is coming alive, with baby flowers and baby tree leaves, and blossoms everywhere. And I get to start dreaming of my gardens, and what to plant this year.
I have raised bed gardens, and last year I added some of the gardens on legs, so I don’t have to bend over to take care of the plants. I really like them, but I had some problems getting things to grow from seed in them. Probably my dirt mixture is off. But the stuff I transplanted into them did very well.
I also have two 4×8 raised beds in my yard. It doesn’t seem like very much, but it’s enough to keep me in cucumbers and tomatoes, and squash and string beans. I love making pickles and relish, and canning tomatoes and 3 bean salad. Those two gardens produce enough to keep my family happy, and have some to give away, so they are perfect.
I love to give away my canned goods, at least to people who want them. I know a lot of people are leery of home canned items, and I can understand why. I am always careful to make sure I follow all the USDA guidelines, because I would hate for anyone to get sick eating my food!
Oh, I can’t wait for Spring!!