May 2021

Everything is going okay for my gardeners and me.  It’s still cold and wet, and the weather reports are unpredictable – more like April than May. This next week we’re supposed to go from days with highs in the upper 50’s and lows in the low 40’s or even upper 30’s, to days close to 90 – that’s a big change.

I’m getting ready to move into my new home in a few days.  I’ll be starting a new way of living and I can’t wait to get back to a normal lifestyle. Even though my family and friends have been great, especially my children, I can’t wait to get back to my routine in my own home.  I believe that the gardeners and the season have helped me stay sane; I really like this time of the year when the gardeners are eager to start gardening and new gardeners are trying to learn.  No matter if they are old or new, my coworker Buck and I will be involved.

We’ve been busy getting supplies out to gardeners, and some tell us that a few things are popping out of the ground.  Potatoes are already planted, several other plants and seeds are in the ground, but we must be patient to not plant some things too early, or the weather will not nurture them the way we’d like.

Some have already had green onions. We have given out a lot of supplies, and people are eagerly starting gardens. If that has anything to do with a lot of produce, we should have a really good season. 

Buck and I have been busy mentoring new gardeners on when to plant and when not to plant; however, that doesn’t mean they’ll heed our instructions when they get the really pretty days that just make you itch to be outside working. I believe, however, that they will do a good job, as they are eager to do so.  

With the cold weather hopefully behind us and sunny days ahead of us (with just the right amount of rain), we’re looking forward to what we hope will be a bumper crop year and our most productive season to-date.