April Bliss…In The Gardens~
April is such an awesome month, we are all so anxious to get started in the garden and Mother Nature is just as anxious to hold us back! I suppose because she knows her work isn't finished to put all things in place for good and abundant growing. It can really be a lesson in patience......
There are many things we can do in April that will help move things along rapidly when we do get the final go-ahead.
We can start preparing our soil for planting providing it isn't too wet....never work your soil when it's wet, it isn't a good thing for many reasons. This is a great time to get the weed problem under control if you have them. One good way to avoid that problem is to grow in raised beds. Other benefit is it gives your garden very good drainage, fewer pests and an overall cleaner-streamlined appearance.
This is a good time to lay out new locations, build beds, move plants to other locations, and do some snipping and pruning of certain things. Also time to sow seeds in transplant trays for later planting.
Another must have project is to start a compost pile if you don't have one.
It's never too late to do this......it's the best fertilizer you can find anywhere. And of course if you’re growing by organic methods, compost is black gold!
I think April is my favorite month in the garden....not because it's the most beautiful time but because the options are so many......just dream it and you can do it!
I would love to hear from you and know what you are planning for your garden this spring.
Sage Hill Gardens are beginning to break ground, bud, bloom, and look a lot like Spring!
Do you Know:
Basil leaves on a sandwich instead of lettuce adds gourmet stance and taste.
Thyme is better than any over the counter medicine for colds.
Pleasures of Eating~
Eat a well balanced diet and don't get hung up on the particulars. Include a variety of produce and whole grains and you'll get a good mix of nutrients.
Those whom have followed my teachings for a few years know how dedicated I am to eating in season…spring is the perfect time to begin this practice…if you need direction in the understanding and process…please ask.
Wishing you each the most abundant April in all you undertake.