May 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Most every person in Mississippi that plants a garden has already done so by the first of May. Some of my friends are already picking tomatoes. But not me. I cannot say that the late planting was due to my fear of a frost because it barely got cold enough last winter to even kill anything. Nor was I waiting for bugs to emerge or Easter to pass. I have simply been busy with other pursuits like catching fish and chasing turkeys.
This year, I decided to try “no plow.” A couple of articles made it sound like a decent way to go instead of using a tiller. After a quick trip to Hope Depot for some gardening weed blocker, betterboy maters and jalapeno peppers, I finally made time for planting. With any luck, the rain that is predicted for this weekend will give everything a boost. Now I just have to find a place to put my cucumbers and squash in.