Preparing for a Hot Growing Season

| 5/6/2014 11:30:00 AM

City Life, Country GardenFriends, something in my gut tells me it’s going to be a hot and parched growing season in Georgia. I don’t want to use the “D” word; it’s too early. Mercy, we’ve just now started busting up the dirt and getting serious about planting. Still, it takes only a few days to dry out the Georgia clay, less if the temperatures climb to above eighty as they did today, as they are predicted to do the rest of this week. A constant wind doesn’t help either.

My garden soil is powdery and I’m beginning to fret.

Knowing that I am powerless to control Mother Nature, I have taken matters into my own hands. It’s time to mulch.

Yes, I know, it’s early. The beans have barely sprouted. The corn is only 3 inches high. But time, and garden duties, wait for no man.

Today I heaved shovels of mulch to my garden. The wheelbarrow also contained a bucket full of soggy newspapers.

Soggy Newspaper and Mulch Make the Garden Happy