It feels like it has been such a long winter and I've been so eager to get outside and plant my seed potatoes. The past week has felt so much warmer, so I have been busy in the garden preparing my raised beds for this seasons crops.
My raised beds were really overgrown, but after a bit of digging over and some help from the hens, they were ready for seeding. Getting out in the garden always raises my spirits, and the muddier I get the better I feel. Apparently mud under your finger nails stimulate our skin receptors, causing a release of serotonin to the brain, which acts as a natural anti-depressant. So, gardening really is, very therapeutic.
I had left a bag of potatoes growing over the winter period and as I emptied the bag, I harvested some delicious fresh spuds. The satisfaction you get from growing your own food is immense. This is a year in the life of a raised bed.
Did you have a good harvest last year? Have you started your seeding yet?