It’s still January. Boy oh boy this month is creeping by. I keep checking my Mercury News calendar to be sure I haven’t missed any garden chores. It’s a short list.
Protect frost-tender plants. Check. Winter weeding. Check. Watch out for snails and slugs. Haven’t seen ’em. And finally, if it’s to cold and wet, order spring seeds. I did that ages ago.
I pruned the fruit cocktail tree, gave the compost a few spins and checked on the worms. I put out a large bag of laundry lint for the squirrels, and made a delicate wreath of the same for the birds.
Today, in need of a few hardware store items, I quickly perused the garden section. Ho-hum to that as well.
Can you hear me tap, tap, tapping my green thumb? I’m suffering from a serious case of garden withdrawal.
How are you managing the mid-winter doldrums?