Wow the years go by. It seems just like yesterday, my mom telling me. “Go weed the garden before you go” -but I wanted to go fishing so ….bad! But I was fighting a losing battle. If I wanted a ride fishing I would weed the garden. And weed the garden I did.
It seemed like I hated the garden back in those days and wanted nothing to do with it. That is except for eating the food that came out of it.
I don’t know why it happened or how. But boy did things change.
It was the middle of January and I had purchased my first house the summer before. It included 2 acres of cleared property. A light bulb came on in my head. Plant a garden. I thought am I crazy- I hate gardening !
Well I did it anyway. I had a plan. Plant an acre and if I am terrible at it I am bound to get at least enough for the table.
I purchased some grow lights and grew all my own plants. I was really getting into it. I hadn’t even planted the garden yet and I was hooked.
Gardening in the north country is tough. I remember it was the end of April and the nights were still very cold. Because I started my plants so early they were getting quite large and I was in a hurry to get them out. The days went by and the garden got planted. That one acre that I thought should be enough for the table-produced so much I couldn’t even give It all away. Well 35 years later after planting many gardens, fruit trees and berry bushes over the years I’m still at it. I hope you enjoy zone4garden. Any comments or stories you have are welcome and appreciated.