Is it me or has winter been a little strange in the high desert
this year? The stormy clouds, frigid winds, and low temperatures are competing with the cheerful sunshine and 70+ degree days. I don’t know if I should wear shorts and t-shirts or bundle up in jeans and sweaters. I wonder if this weird weather will have any impact on spring and delay my plans for a garden this year.
I’ve ordered my seeds, tilled the soil, and I’m ready to go. I’m a novice so I really have no idea what I’m doing. But we planted a garden a couple years ago and cucumbers and tomatoes grew like gangbusters. Thank God, Mother Nature and my grandmother knew what to do because we sure didn’t. And when my grandmother couldn’t answer our questions there was always Google. (Don’t laugh; you know you do it too.)
This year, I’m going to do big things. I’m going to attempt to grow snow peas, chili peppers, squash, and lettuce. This is in addition to the cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries. I contemplated growing corn but I think it might be too much. I saw pictures on the internet of corn stalks being grown in large tub containers and I was immediately enthralled by the idea.
My hubby and son just laughed. They aren’t getting involved this year. I think the corn might have frightened them. I wonder if I should start looking at tractors, not anything big. Just a small one…
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