Tuesday, March 17, 2015
ANNA WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
As Easter will be here soon, there is an Amish tradition that first potatoes should be planted on or just before Good Friday. Again, it is believed that the best potatoes of the year will be those planted at that time.
Now, for real, is the time to start some of your garden plants inside your home. If I were home, I would be starting some of my herbs in the green house. What reminded me of this is that Sarah called and told me that some of the seeds had arrived in the mail. Also, some of the small plants I ordered had arrived. Did I want her to plant them for me? I told her that would be nice if she wanted too,
John called a few days later saying that it looks like he will have to buy Sarah a greenhouse. She really enjoys planting all the seeds and plants for me. The plants that she thinks would get to cold in the greenhouse are in their house. She wants to check the plants about every day.
I, too, enjoy planting vegetables, herbs and flowers. There is just something about it. If I am upset it has a calming effect. To see those little seeds grow into plants, food or beauty is something I enjoy. It is nice to know that Sarah enjoys it too.
Most of the local stores that handling growing items, should have everything at the stores now. You should be able to buy seeds, peat pellets, or peat pots and more. When I start planting it also reminds me that spring is just around the corner. After such a hard winter, we sometimes need to be reminded.
My personal feeling is that starting some of the herbs, vegetables and flowers inside gives them a head start on the outside garden. Maybe makes them stronger before they go into the outside ground. In a way, I wish I were home now preparing my inside plants.
So, if you are thinking of starting a garden, now is the time. If it is your first time, don't start big. You can always add as the seasons go on. If you have been planting gardens for years, then you should know how much you can handle.
Trust God's Wisdom,