Once again the gardening season has arrived. It was an incredibly short winter this year ending in December with two nights below 40 degrees. This last weekend I found myself turning over the soil in the garden and sowing the first crop of arugula.
This year, I plan to plant the usual tomatoes, hot peppers, and okra along with another attempt at winter squash. This time I know how to kill the bugs that have done this to me every year before.
At least I think I do.
I may also try my hand at some snap peas or eggplant. Normally I do not turn the soil until the last week of March, but this year I really feel like there will not be the serious frost that sometimes occurs late in the month. Honestly it stayed warm enough that the bugs didn’t even die.
Summer is going to suck.
That said I also added a new layer of potting soil to the herbs not in the ground and cut back all the dead growth from last year. Already a little sage, oregano and mint have began to pop up from the soil.