31 March, 2010

Keep Off The Grass

It has rained like the flood of Noah in some areas the last few days.  The next few days will have bright sunny days and temps in the 70s to 80s.  Cabin fever is certainly peeking right now. There will  be a great urge to get outside and play in the dirt and grow some grass.
BUT WAIT A MINUTE (or a few dry days). If you have clay soil or low spots in your yard stay off the lawns and gardens. The worst thing to do in spring is try to garden in wet soil. The end is result is a soil strata starved of oxygen, compacted platelets and a garden that will not drain or grow anything.
However you can start seeds this week. Peppers and egg plant need to get started now. Tomatoes can wait until tax day.  

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