Monthly Garden Calender
These pages are an ongoing garden calender project- they will be continually updated Each month holds gardening tips and the chores for that time of year in the Ohio region. A collection of seasonal garden quotes and poems are being added to each month.
Gardening tips and chore checklists for each month:
The gardener who imagines that his work can be reduced to a set of rules and formulae, followed and applied according to special days marked on the calendar, is but preparing himself for a double disappointment. Few things are so certain to be uncertain as the seasons and the weather; and these, rather than a set of dates, even for a single locality, form the signs which the real gardener follows. That is the great trouble with much book and magazine gardening. –Frederick Frye Rockwell, Around the Year in the Garden
Use the task calender as a general guide for Ohio and similar states…. but remember the wise quote above. You are a real gardener, with your hands in the earth and learning the ways of your own personal garden.
Gardening is something you learn by doing – and by making mistakes…. Like cooking, gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures. ~Carol Stocker
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