Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spring is just around the corner

Confession time - I still haven't pruned the roses!  Last year I put it off until the bushes had started leafing out and swore that I'd do better this year.  Hmmm, if I don't get busy I'm not going to make it.  It's on my ever expanding list of things to do today.

Although there is probably still a bit of cold weather ahead of us this year, it is certainly time to get the vegetable gardens going.  Get your cold weather plants in now!  By June, it's just too hot in NE Texas for peas, lettuce, spinach and all your other favorite cold weather veggies.  I put the kids and husband to work over the last few weekends and now have a nicely tilled garden fertilized with rabbit and chicken droppings.  My daughter and I spent yesterday morning planting seeds.  The rows are crooked, but I'm hoping the plants will forgive us!  My husband and oldest son spent the afternoon fixing the raised beds - tightening all the loose screws and repairing boards, and I cleaned them out and got them ready for planting.  Today is asparagus planting day.  It's a new venture, but experimenting is a great way to learn.

Oh yes, and I have to prune the roses!