Welcome to spring!
It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and put
pen to paper (somebody else punches it into the computer for me) on my
favourite subject, gardening. I hope you
have all wintered well, if you’re reading this you’re at least doing half well
anyway. Personally, as some of you will
know, I’ve put in probably my most difficult winter yet and I can’t even blame
the weather. A simple slip on a stairway
in an outbuilding, only a few steps, led to a serious knee injury that kept me
housebound for 3 months, like 3 months in prison. Thanks to the excellent care at the Aberdeen
and the several months of care and extra work by my good wife, Colleen, I’m now
about 95% recovered and ready to tackle a brand new growing season.
It’s great to see some colour popping up. Crocuses and other small bulbs are brightly appearing on the front lawn and it can’t help but wet your appetite for all the beauty to come! You know, those little fellows are awfully tough. It was twelve below here a few mornings ago and those little blossoms just cupped themselves up and took it, and by mid-day were wide open and none the worse for wear.
|Transplants that later fill a whole greenhouse and likely more!|
Over the next several months, I hope to find the time to give you regular updates on how things are going (and growing) at our greenhouses and to talk about new varieties, new products and new ways of doing things. I will also be doing my regular Farmer Bob updates, 3 times per week, on our local radio station, 94.1 FM.
|Fun basket colours are in-style!|
So, get your tools sharpened and repaired, let your gardening dreams roll out and get ready for another satisfying and enjoyable season, well except for a few late frosts and some unwelcome critters. Take care of each other and always be thankful for the wonderful gifts of nature and gardening that He has given us all.
Until next time,