Grow Write Guild #19: Growing the Future


Maybe it’s just me being a big baby, but it feels as if this winter has been especially cruel. Ice storms, weeks of darkness, power outages, damaged trees, and “extreme cold” are just some of the events of the season. The days locked inside have jump-started fantasies about the coming growing season. What am I looking forward to most? What will I grow? What changes will I make this year? Which herbs will I try? What will I grow in larger quantities? What will I cut from this year’s plan? *

Grow Write Guild Prompt #19: Write about your plans for the coming growing season.

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Gayla Trail
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13 thoughts on “Grow Write Guild #19: Growing the Future

  1. I live in the mountains in California.
    We need Rain & Snow here so bad..We basically have been dry for a few years.
    Last year was the worse for all of Ca.

    That said, if it wasn’t so damn cold at night here, I could be having a great veggie garden!!
    Everything freezes at night..but during the day it is nice.

    Has anyone noticed this winter that the cold is different?
    It might be the same temp, but its cold to the bone. Never had an Arthritis problem till this winter . A Arctic type of cold..Burrrrrr

    • We’re not in the same climate, but what I’m noticing that is different this year is something in the quality of the light. It’s definitely colder here than it has been the last number. The bright side is that it will kill off insect pests that were running rampant due, in part, to the milder winters. Trying to see the bright side!

  2. Some romanticize about the winter … I hate it.

    Here in England the heavy rain and winds have left destruction. Gardens are waterlogged as plants and crops have withered.

    … I can’t wait until the weather eases up a little.

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