Early season garden projects

March is finally here!  The winter of 2015 was a fun one but I am ready for the next season.  As the weather warms up, I am itching to get out in the garden.  As I wrote about a few articles ago, the gardening season of 2015 will hopefully be my most productive one yet.  I have some big plans this year.

I believe these big plans are why I am so anxious to get out and get things done this year.  I am way ahead of where I was last year at this point and am looking to accomplish more.  So far this year, I have started some early spring crops as well as tomatoes and peppers indoors.  I have also planted lettuce outside by seed in a protected area.

Trying to soak up the sun

I have also planted some early spring plants in trays outside.  I am  experimenting to see if the indoor or outdoor starts perform out of the gate better.  Other projects completed include trimming up all of my fruit trees and bushes.  I have checked on my two compost bins and have fine tuned them to start heating up.  One of the bin's contents looked pretty much complete so I spread the compost where my blueberry bushes will be located.  Hopefully the compost will help get the bushes established fast.

The best type of soil money can buy... and its free!

My beds look to be in pretty good shape this year.  I weeded most of the grass that escaped me last year and plan on sourcing some free mulch from the city I live in to stop the grass from coming back.  I also noticed that it appears that a few spinach and kale plants survived the winter.  These should be producing in two or three weeks.  I noticed some of the perrenial herb plants were growing but nothing else is doing anything yet.  It won't be long though!

A spring fire to kick off the season!  You can also see the kale in the background.

Another item I am looking forward to this year is my asparagus.  I am hoping that it will be ready to eat this year.  Hopefully I will be sharing pics of fried asparagus soon.  One thing I was surprised about is that the ground outside does not seem to be frozen but is pretty soggy in spots. Once the lawn dried out, I will be adding the additional beds that I plan to create this year.  This is when the real work will begin.

There is some time to play.

I feel like I am in a good position right now to accomplish my goals this year.  Hopefully I will get my plans knocked out and then it will be time for walleye fishing!  Have any of you started on your garden plans yet?  Are you further ahead or behind me?  Feel free to comment below.

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