May is nearing its end and my husband Remo and I are only just about to put some seeds in the soil and hope for a bountiful harvest this summer and fall. We are so fortunate to live in the Okanagan Valley where we have warm summers and optimal conditions to grow our own vegetables and to eat food grown closer to home. The only thought prevailing over our minds now, is “what will the weather do this year?”
Our personal garden requirements are to minimal compared to the amazing fruit farmers of our region. The spring fears of frost damage to trees and blossoms, hot sun forcing early blooms, crazy wind storms reeking havoc on foliage, heavy rains, flooding, who knows what the spring will bring.