It's kind of muddy out there, but that's all right. The ground is supposed to be muddy in the early spring and I have faith that it will be dried out enough to start planting a garden soon.
Planting so soon? Where did this year go to?? It's already time to get the garden planned in more detail! I ordered a few seeds today and yesterday I drove past my favorite plant nursery to see if they were open yet. They were! No, I didn't go in. I don't think they had plants out yet and I'm not quite ready to start lugging bags of potting soil and compost, but it will soon be time. My backyard is small and the garden soil is still not so good after several years of working with it. Since the compost area is limited, I buy two or three bags of organic compost each year to add to what I've finished, but it just doesn't seem to be enough. Besides that, I'm thinking of other ways to get plants this year.
Oh, but I'm jabbering. That's what happens when anyone says "garden."
Jeffrey Yeager, of The Ultimate Cheapskate fame, wrote a piece called Guerilla Gardening for Dollar Stretcher this week that got me going, so you can blame that.He's got some really frugal ideas to help fill the garden and yard with plants, both edible and ornamental. With a little effort (not much more than going to a nursery) you can save your money for other things and still have a wonderful yard and garden. Why not?