January 28, 2013 by Buffy
It’s true if you don’t like the Arkansas weather, wait a day it will change. Today was one of those rare warm days in January. It was a balmy 72 degrees. This is just the kind of weather that gets me itching to get in the garden. In years gone past I might have even been fooled into planting something, only to watch it turn to a popsicle later in the week. But I’m older and wiser than all that. Now I have a very embarrassing photo of my garden to show you. Please don’t judge me to harshly.
Yes, it is a mess! I know you see a unkept, overgrown mess. I see the memories of a lush and bountiful garden full of okra, peppers and tomatoes. Ok, I see a mess too. But, it is part of my plan. You see if my garden was all cleaned up and cleared out then on a beautiful day like today I would have been tempted to plant something. Planting in January in Arkansas would be a big mistake! Instead, I spent that gardening energy to pull up last season’s 6 foot tall okra stalks. I still have a couple of rows of tomato cages that need to be cleaned up too, but I’m saving those for Farmer Rick.
Happy gardening everyone!