I’ve been eagerly waiting to get back into the vegetable garden, but Mother Nature has not cooperated so far this spring. In fact, we had snow three times in the last week, negative temperatures and windchills.
But I’ve decided it’s time. No matter what Mother Nature thinks, gardening is going to happen.
Now I’m in Canada, so it’s not going to happen for a little while. The traditional start date for the Canadian gardening season is Victoria Day–also known as May 24 (or the 23rd this year because we’re all about the holiday Monday).
That’s six weeks away, which I think is perfect. There’s lots of work to keep me busy until frost has passed.
It turns out, I’m not the only one with a gardening to-do list. Sarah in Illinois has one too. Inspired by DIY Diva and Ugly Duckling House, we’re kicking off a Dueling DIY challenge. Today, I’ll share my spring garden to-do list. On Wednesday, Sarah will share hers. Every week from now until Victoria Day, we’ll post progress reports and help keep each other on track.
We hope that you’ll join in too. Share your to-do list in the comments today, and come back each week to share your updates.
Here’s what I want to accomplish in the next six weeks:
- Hang the gate
- Edge the garden
- Build raised beds around the perimeter
- Build trellises for the raspberries, tomatoes and squashes
- Start a few seeds indoors
- Till in the ash, straw and manure currently spread over the garden
And a couple of maybes:
- Weather permitting, plant grapes and potatoes
- Run a waterline out to the garden (this one’s Matt’s… I’m not sure he’ll be as enthusiastic about Dueling DIY as Sarah is)
I think it’s do-able. I just need a little co-operation, Mother Nature.
Are you looking forward to gardening season? Or do you have another spring project? What’s your to-do list?