We are already into the first week of May and we haven’t been able to get any yard clean up done. Add to that the fact I have not been able to place a foot in our vegetable garden as it has been flooded since the snow melted.
I find that a bit depressing but the more green I see the less depressed I am. On a positive note the temperature has stayed above freezing, even at night, for a week now. At least here in Moncton.
Because of the problem we have with flooding I have decided to raised the north end of our vegetable garden to match the level of the south end which seldom floods at all. I just need to let it dry out before I can start.
This project may take me most of the summer. I can only do this a little at a time because of health issues. It took me more than a month to build my hugelkultur bed last spring and I only thought it would take me a week.
For that reason I may have a very small vegetable section this year. I am however planting a lot of flowers this year which I have been wanting to do for almost a decade.
I have already started many flower seeds in the house but in a few days I will be moving my mini greenhouse outdoors so they get more direct sunlight. Then as the seeds sprout and grow to the size I want I will start planting a few new areas of our yard.