August 11, 2018 10:05:40 PM
Can I have a Hail State? How about a Hotty Toddy or Roll Tide? Sports seasons roll around with, it seems, greater frequency than Christmas and Easter. Of course, that depends on your age, LOL. But one thing that remains constant is the need for some work in the garden. Gardening has seasons as well, but there's always something to do out there. Now, you can regard that as work or you can regard it as a respite for all that swinging, running, hitting or catching. Or if you are more a couch potato than sports participant, you can regard it as a rest for your eyes. Or if you want to upgrade your gardening skills, you could study up early for the Master Gardener classes next spring. You could learn things like tallow trees are on the "do not sell, do not plant" list because they are not native to the USA and are very invasive. Or you could learn why it is recommended to plant veggies in different spots in the garden from year to year. No spoiler alert for that one; you have to take the class to learn the answer. Regular readers of this monthly missive will remember that I regard gardening as playing. So I hope you will come play with me, whether it's at dawn in the cool, or in the last few hours of daylight.
'Til next time, I'll be playing in the dirt (at dawn). Hope to see you there.
Sharon Carrigan of Columbus shares monthly gardening tips on behalf of the Lowndes County Master Gardeners.