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April 7th, 2012

This year spring seems to have come a little early. I’ve been taking advantage by getting a lot of jobs done around the garden, but mostly they don’t really need to be done right now. Things like moving hostas, building rock walls, harvesting compost, stacking firewood, etc. I’ve been putting off some of my seed starting in order to accomplish these other things. I have a good amount of my seeds already started, brassicas, celery, onions, and some herbs. I still need to start a lot more herbs, beets, lettuce and all of my tomatoes and other warm weather crops.

I don’t know why I’m procrastinating in this area, typically seed starting is one things I’m ahead on. Perhaps it’s because I’m already out of edible garden space and am trying to figure out where I’m going to be putting all these new seedlings, I don’t really know. Perhaps I’m just finally realizing that it’s not a race and my tomatoes will most likely fruit at the same time whether I start them in March or April.

Is there a gardening chore you’ve been putting off?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.