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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates…


Spring is ON… Seedlings… Straw Bales…

Greetings fellow gardeners!


This past week, we’ve heard from many of you that are up north and west of our locale about all the cold and snow and generally harsh conditions you’ve experienced up there. One of you said that two feet of snow had covered your daffodils! Yikes!

Our week’s weather has been rather erratic. It reminds me of Forrest Gump’s famous quote, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”

Organic Straw Bales

We did have the opportunity to procure organic straw bales, set them out, and cover the tops with organic fertilizer. We finished just-in-time for a couple of days starting with rain and ending with snow. That should get us going with the conditioning of the straw bales and save a lot of water.

Winter Garden

Collards… have produced all winter!

Meanwhile, we’re still enjoying collard greens, arugula, and a little bit of spinach leftover from the last fall’s planting.


We’re still mostly growing our seedlings indoors, but yesterday was warm enough to be outside potting up our Black Beauty tomato seedlings. Mouth waters just thinking about them! There is a certain joy in being able to pot up the season’s first batch of seedlings. It also tends to bring on the first flushes of spring fever.

Arugula on pizza. Yum!!

There is a certain joy in being able to pot up the season’s first batch of seedlings!

Arugula seedlings

The sky is crystal clear today temps are climbing up to near 60, And we’re due for snow tomorrow and the day after, as I’m writing this in the last week of March, 2017. The weather these days is truly like that box of chocolates. The best part? Our straw bales are going to get another dousing of “free” H2O.

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This Week’s GardensAll Articles:

Wisdom Journal – Nature is the Best Classroom

If you like to journal about gardening—or anything else—you may enjoy our Wisdom Journal: Nature is the Best Classroom.

We love how GardensAll community member, Kathlyn Pykosz Cairns is using her Wisdom Journal!

garden journal, The Wisdom Journal - Nature is the Best Classroom
The Wisdom Journal put to good use as Kathlyn tracks her seedlings! We love her organization! Image by Kathlyn Pykosz Cairns

Happy Growing!

~Coleman for GardensAll
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