Gardening – Here in the South the weather has really turned warm in the past week. On Saturday the temps got up in the 70’s. Those warm rays beaming down from the sun reminded me that in just a few weeks many of us will begin preparing to garden. Those that start seeds indoors likely already have started their gardening preps.
The weekend around April 6th – weather allowing – will be my start. Tilling the garden, adding some amendments, and starting to plant some seeds are tasks to be done. Over the past few years I have planted most all of my summer garden crops by May 1st.
To try to lengthen the season as much as possible I plant everything over the course of 4 weeks in April. I do not plant all my cucumbers during week one. No, I plant a few mounds the first week, then a couple more the second week, and so on. I do the same for most all other crops as well. Why? Two reasons. The first is so that I will start harvesting early – and plants will reach maturity at different times. This allows me to enjoy the vege’s over a longer period of time. The second is so that I do not loose ALL my crops should there be a late season frost – which does happen.
I am really looking forward to this planting season. I am going to be trying corn this year – so if anyone had any “secret growing techniques please feel free to share.
North Korea – As I continue to see the saber rattling from North Korea I wonder what they think they are going to gain from it.
Upcoming Plans – The week of April 1st I am going to be distracted with some other responsibilities. With this in mind I will likely re-post some “blasts from the past” as well as guest posts and video’s. I will be slow to deal with any technical difficult, comments, and respond to emails. If there are any issues with the site – please email me as I may be oblivious to it. I will make another announcement when the time draws near.
A selfish, shameless plug – My other website SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com is doing great. If you are not familiar – SCP is a preparedness website which is geared towards the “older prepper”. Over the past several months the website has grown into a community – one which I think several of us look at it almost like an extended family. There is a group of volunteers over there that are writing and sharing their knowledge and experience. They are fantastic!! It is really incredible. You don’t need to be “seasoned” to enjoy and benefit. If you have the time and the inclination – take a visit.
There is a page that lists every single post ever published on the site – see it here http://seasonedcitizenprepper.com/more-great-stuff/site-post-list/.
Lastly – I appreciate all the comments recently. It is great to hear from people and although I cannot respond to every comment – I value them greatly.
Take care all –