July in the garden and ready to start a new crop.Well here we are two days away from July first and I am getting ready to start a new crop that won’t see final harvest for two years. Yep that’s right about two years till harvest.
Actually I am going to root several thousand cuttings of deciduous shrubs for sale in the Spring of 2018 and the best time to take cuttings for the propagation bed is about 6 weeks after the new growth has stopped and the wood is in a semi hardwood stage.
While this is partly research for my grow cash in your own backyard course it is also something I have done many times in the past and something I really enjoy.
Many people do not like the thought of July in the garden the heat, the bugs, the weeds, the list can go on and on me I can not think of a better way to enjoy a summer afternoon. Especially if you take the time to visit and watch all the little critters and guest that stop by to see your garden.
We are so blessed to be living in a time of technology the rate that technology is changing our lives is breathtaking yet for all the good their is a price to pay.things that were once done by hand can now be done 100 times faster by machine. That does mean though that 100 people now need to find a new job see what I mean.
That is why I like gardening because it gives you a chance to get your hands dirty and do a lot of hands on work that can let you know you are doing something.Yes I can design and build intermittent mist systems and irrigation systems and myriad other things that make life simpler and that gets things done without having to be there .
Sometimes though it is good to just grab a hose and spend sometime watering it certainly gives you time to think and relax.
A July question to ponder ” Why is it okay to sell fireworks in states like Indianan yet it is illegal to use them there? ”