Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing something. Gardening begins in January with a dream of what could be and seed catalogs help keep that dream alive through the dark heart of winter.
Just because the yard looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening. While we’re warm indoors, dreaming through the seed catalogs, a renewal is going on in the garden. The soil absorbs the rainfall while microorganisms convert mulch and dead leaves into usable nutrients. Worms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome seeds and plants.