Is Your Garden Ready to Spring?

Maybe this schizophrenic weather will settle down soon and we can start getting our gardens in order again. What do you think?

We had a couple of really hot days a week or so ago, it almost felt like summer as it reached the 80’s! All that sunshine and warm weather has had me sitting in the backyard again and I can’t help but look at its dried out and scraggly state and yearn to get it back in shape again.

Then, the cold snapped back! Just when I almost got happy and pulled out my sandals and put away my coat, I had to turn back around a day later and pull out my scarf and gloves.

Then the long overdue March winds decided to blow through and even managed to uproot a tree or two. WTH, right?

This week though, it’s looking more promising. It’s supposed to be in the 70’s to 80’s for the next five days with evenings only dipping down to the 50-60’s. I think it’s time to spruce up the garden!

It’s the time for it, for sure! It’s time to get out there and start sprucing things up and maybe even get some seeds in for an early start. Or not so early start, depending on what you’re planting.

And if you’re in need of inspiration to get your garden going, maybe this video of the White House garden will spur you on…. well either that or intimidate you! lol! Their garden is pretty darn nice and clean, isn’t it?

But don’t forget, Madame Obama has a staff of gardeners to do the weeding and tilling for her while most of us just have ourselves or at the most, a staff of one like I do. I call him husband, but he does a great job digging, composting and weeding. I talk big about OUR garden, but he actually does all the work. My main role is to decide what I will want to harves and cook so he can plant them 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Is Your Garden Ready to Spring?

  1. Meredith Simonds

    It’s been back-and-forth weather here in L.A. too, but I’m sure it’s safe enough for a spring planting. Love to try some organic herbs. Any suggestions on easy ones to grow? I don’t have the greenest of thumbs.

  2. Jeanette Post author

    Hi Meredith, I don’t have a green thumb either, but I keep trying. lol! I like the herbs that either stay around all year or keep coming back.

    In our garden, the rosemary and thyme are pretty much year round. The oregano and flat leaf parsley die back after a hard frost, but they usually come right back as soon as the weather warms up. The basil and cilantro are a bit more temperamental. The basil more so than the cilantro. They like lots of heat and thrive in really rich soil so their success has been a bit spotty in our garden.

  3. Maurice

    My garden is ready for spring ..however the spring is so delayed here in Europe. Nice video with Madame Obama and her staff of gardeners. Glad that I found your blog, Jeanette. Regards from France

  4. Christian

    Here in Denmark (Europe) the weather has been great the last week untill today. Still we reached to do a lot of work in the garden the past week. So actually we are ready to have some people over for some barbecue next time the weather turns sunny. Then they can all help paint the fence, paint the house, repair a couple of tiles that are missing after winter and a million other things that needs to be done. Living in a house with garden is a fulltime job:=) When you finish everything you can start all over again…


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