It’s Vegetable Garden Planting Time
There is something magical that happens in the spring, things that I can count on every year. The birds sing louder, the sky seems bluer, the grass is greener and I love planting a garden.
I have an old book that I devour every year, and I especially pull it out for vegetable gardening tips. My favorite part of the book is reading about old-time planting lore.
How many of these vegetable gardening tips and old-time planting lore have you heard of?
Plant corn when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear.
Sprinkle plants with wood ashes to keep the bugs off.
Bury a piece of rhubarb in the row when planting cabbage to protect it from club root.
To keep cabbage heads from splitting, give each young plant a half-twist in the ground.
When planting corn, be generous. “One for the woodchuck, one for the crow, one for the slug, and one for me.”
Plant beans when the elms leaves are as big as a penny.