Monday, December 29, 2008

Winter reading in the midwest

I think the snow's lettin' up

What does a market gardener do during the long winter months in the frozen snow-belt? Look through seed catalogs, of course! Scanning the new and old garden offerings, planning the next seasons garden, dreaming of the coming bounty...

The imagined garden, of course, has tiny weeds, perfect weather and timely rain, the gardener has endless time and energy, there are no pests, wind or hail. Harvest time's cornucopia overflows with natures bounty. I suppose if our memory was better we'd chuck the catalogs and dread planting time.

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