Like every gardener, I look forward to the best garden season yet. And like every gardener, I can't wait to get started. I am lucky here in Arizona, because in Oregon I would have to wait until the soil dried out and was workable (in May), aside from the abundant sunny days that I can work outside here.
So I decided to concentrate on bed preparation this year, and sift the horse manure that I add to every bed at least once a year. We live in a rocky place, and by adding the manure I invariably add rocks. No more! It is a simple system, but it works like a charm and I add the detritus to the bottom of the garden fence to make it yet more difficult for some animal to dig into "heaven". One tractor bucket per bed.
Meanwhile I am keeping an eye on the budding fruit trees. The buds are getting fatter, but no green yet. I hope they will delay a little longer as we are bound to get more frost. Like this coming week. I do hope my seed order arrives and that I can get some lettuce started and think about planting peas. Or am I too early, Phil?