...: Marsh Chatter
March 2013 - Spring is springing
Weather forecast is Sunny (well... partly cloudy, but that also means partly Sunny) for next week or so. Still cold, but this March is opening up like a lamb.
Does this mean it goes out big at the end of the month? Well, the winter so far - the part in January and February anyway - has been snowy! Which is good. The part in November and December - mostly rainy. Which is also good... with the idea that it is still moisture and like many areas we need a recovery on that front.
Regardless the state of the current calendar - it's days like today and the upcoming that really start to make Michiganders stir from the restless embrace of winter and start to think of Spring!
For me, at the Marsh --- the greenhouse that I buy my plants from called yesterday asking about tomato varieties. That's nice personalization for a business! I suspect that by planting over 200 tomato plants for the last several years does put me in a different category than the "common" patio gardener (not that those are bad... just a different production level).
I think I've reached the limit for one person though. I can see how much work farming is and why farming moves into mechanization. Gardening at any level - one pot, 10 pots, a bed, a row, or 5 rows... is something everyone should do! It brings you back to our roots (no pun intended), is calming, and enables you to view our world in a different light.