The Laws of Nature

April 4, 2011 · 15 comments

in organic garden

This is the Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Earth Day Greeting. There’s no denying the Laws of Nature – the only way to get the harvest you want is to plant the right seeds. It’s springtime in my hometown of Akron, Ohio. The robins, finches, bluejays and cardinals are busy building nests. The buds are opening so quickly on the dogwood tree outside my window that it is almost detectable to the naked eye. The redheaded woodpecker high atop the tree laughs his Woody laugh and I spot him quickly. The tiny fresh blades of grass gingerly poke their heads up through the dirt like the delicate babies that they are, preparing for their future of being wriggle material for children’s toes. Spring has sprung! We have had a long, snowy winter, but now it is time for me to get to work. I’m a web developer/mom by day, and amateur gardener by night. Gardening isn’t easy for me, and I’ve spent quite a few years watching the masters before I gave it a try. When I was a child, my grandparents grew enough good fresh food to feed their family as well as the extended families of their four children. I also learned techniques from my nature-friendly friends. Finally, after quite a bit of building up to the moment, I stood up from the computer, got a shovel and literally DUG IN. Now it is several years later, I look forward to spring so I can get the earliest start possible on my garden. I know exactly what I want to plant. I have learned the HARD WAY that this is not going to come easy

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