Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Organized Chaos! What we have here is the result of a very mild, almost non-existent winter. The seeds were planted in early January. By the beginning of February the seedlings were demanding they be given more leg room. Now it is mid February and the seedlings have grown into sizeable plants. Now we must wait at least a month before putting the plants in the ground. Waiting until the middle to late March should insure that the last frost is a distant memory.
In the meantime, we are slowly pulling up the remainder of the winter garden. However most of what’s left is doing so well we hate to see them go. There are a couple of things that have kept Farmer Hubs from putting tiller to soil, it is too wet to do almost anything in the garden which we are not complaining about, just yet. The other is that Farmer Hubs ripped his bicep and is scheduled for surgery sometime next week. This will certainly slow down the progress of the garden tilling and planting.
Farmer Hubs is a very thorough fella…he always has a plan. Sometimes he even has a plan for the plan. However patience is not one of his strong suits. Sometimes we just have to take a deep breath and listen to the experts. The doctors have told him it could be a 3 month recovery/rehab process. The Farmers Almanac is suggesting that by mid-late March we should be free from any chance of a freeze. By then Farmer Hubs will have many plans laid out and will be chomping at the bit to get out of the gate.
After looking over the entire situation at Suncreek Gardens, Farmer Hubs has a well thought out and organized plan in place. The fact that the warmer than normal temperatures have the seedlings thriving and growing faster than we anticipated is throwing the whole garden game into a bit of chaos. But even the best laid plans can be thrown into a state of limbo. Farmer Hubs will have his surgery… the plants will continue to grow…Farmer Hubs will rehab his arm…the Farmers Son will till the garden…the Farmers wife will take care of the Farmer.