Well, it’s not actually “Day 1″ for getting our gardens ready here at Valley Green.  But today was one of the biggest prep days we’ve had (and also the hottest), so it felt like our “new beginning for Spring!” 

We have a couple of different areas where we like to plant vegetables.  Our smaller garden is only about 14 x 10 feet.  It’s just enough space to grow a couple of rows of beans (my favorite), lots of tomato plants, some okra, lettuce, spinach, peas, cucumbers, squash and peppers.  Our overflow of seeds will go into the much larger garden that borders our neighbor’s property.

It was this humongous “field” that we worked on today.  Truth is, Art and our friends worked on it.  I was tucked into the kitchen all day, making shampoo, creams and soaps to fulfill Mother’s Day orders from Valley Green Naturals.  (But fear not…. I really cheered those guys on from my air conditioned space!) 

After the dust settled from all the tilling, I took some photos of our “big” garden space, along with the freshly tilled spot next to it (which is reserved this year for growing Japanese Popcorn). 

Art is spending his early evening hours raking the remaining rocks and clumps of grass from the dirt so that we’ll have a nice weed-free start when we plant the seeds tomorrow.

It’s been a beautiful day at Valley Green!  We’ll keep you posted as the veggies progress!

Here’s to dirt under your nails and farmers’ tans!

Cindy & Art

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