Spring has sprung – The beginning of a vegetable garden!

Well, I think it’s safe to say that winter is finally over, which means it’s time to prepare for spring!  A little spring cleaning inside my house and a little cleanup outside should be just what I need to get rid of those nasty winter blues.  I’m excited to open the windows and let some fresh spring air in the house, tuck my winter gear in the far back corner of my closet and forget all about the cold wintery season that is now behind us.

With the arrival of spring comes the first blooms of the season and as much as I don’t enjoy gardening, I do love seeing all the colours and smells of flowers that grow.  I don’t have much of a garden at my home but my girlfriend has a beautiful yard which she loves to tend to and keep up throughout the summer, getting her sweat on while getting a tan.  Now, like I said, I’m not much of a gardener, mostly because it’s a lot of work and I burn when I go out in the sun, so the thought of working out in the garden for hours during those hot summer days doesn’t sound appealling to me at all!  It just so happens that I do love food and when Autumn asked me if I wanted to use some of her garden space to plant a vegetable garden, I couldn’t say no!  The thought of being able to go into the backyard and pick some fresh produce is enough to get me outside, pulling weeds!

Our plan was to start cleaning out the garden early in the season, since weekends are usually busy for us, we would use our time wisely and get a head start.  Friday in Southern Ontario was a typical winter day, full of wet slushie snow and winter boots, once again.

Saturday, being completely opposite from the day before, was an absolutely beautiful day! No need for jackets or boots.  All we needed was a light sweater which turned into just a tshirt once we started working!

We began by digging up weeds and some pre-existing plants that were no longer wanted and squaring off a section that we would dedicate to our home grown vegetables.  It was actually, sort of, kind of, somewhat enjoyable…

It was a lot of work but with both of us digging and pulling and some help from Autumn’s kids, (aged 8 and 10) it wasn’t as bad as I had expected.

I know it is still too early to plant anything yet but I want to be ready for when the time comes.  This month will be used wisely, with a quick sketch of the space and a few illustrations of what will go where, we will be ready for when its time to plant!

I am excited to see what this year has in store for me.  I think starting to build something from the soil up will be a great start to a full, beautiful, bountiful year!

Thank you for reading and I look forward to having you share in the progress of this great little project with me.  If you haven’t already, please subscribe to make sure you recieve email notifications when I post new updates!

As always,

stay hungry, stay HAPPY!

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