Do you smell that? It's spring and time to break the earth from the snowbound wreakage of the winter to rake the thatch and prepare the innoculant for the new growth season. This forum provides everyone the opportunity to publish and post the everyday effort of average folk who want to make Indiana Greener.
My effort is around filling the kitchen garden with fresh ingredients that travel 15 feet to my table.
All the hardgoods are purchased and since the superbowl my seeds have been sown and now we begin to help the earth warm and take in moisture for maximum germination. This will be the year of segregated tomatoes, vertical growing surfaces and gravity drip irrigation. The garden will have above ground garden stakes and walls of water with stitching to leak into the earth. Floating row covers will keep the earth cover for bed time and a water heater wrap custom cut for the length of the raised beds during these early days of germination.
Pruning the apple and pear tree will shape the 5 year old saplings and should yield fruit this year. Edible hedges now neatly border my neighbor's house from mine. The last frozen garden red sauce was eaten for dinner in celebration of another year of renewal and growth from the garden. How does your garden grow?