We are still in mid winter for a couple more days and then there is only August standing between us and spring. This winter is just zipping by! My to do list in the early winter seemed manageable, but now I’m not so sure. I’m beginning to run out of winter! Who would have thought that I would be considering wishing winter would slow down and wanting to delay the start to spring…
However, the season is marching on and these things need doing and I just need to get out there and get them done. The weather for the moment is being nice and so it makes the motivation come easier, which is fabulous. With the new growing season so close it is important to get the greenhouse clean, tidy and in order so it is a nice fresh environment for my tiny new seedlings that will soon be there. It is a little bit like nesting before a new baby, getting the nursery clean, but the seedlings are vulnerable infants and need quality care. In the dirty world of gardening hygiene is very important! It does also help to find ways to make the less desirable tasks more pleasurable.
In previous years this has been a horrible job that I put off as it usually involve buckets of freezing cold soapy water and blasts of chilly water from the hose adding to the muddy mess. This year I found a new way to get it done – a much better way. Cleaning pots has never been such fun! You can check it out here:
Come again soon – I think there are a few things that can be sown right now.
Sarah the Gardener : o)