Usually in winter I can be just distracted enough by Christmas to not be overwhelmed by how much I miss gardening, but this year it’s not happening. The garden restlessness that usually doesn’t start plaguing me until February has been assaulting me pretty much since our first hard frost in late October. I don’t know if it’s everything I’m learning at school, or what, but I want to be growing something! Slowly, I’ve been building up a fairly descent indoor, winter garden to scratch that itch.
Obviously summer is over in the northern hemisphere, where I live, so I am currently engaged in preparing my garden for winter. This used to be a much less involved task, but now that I’m a year into my horticulture program I know a lot of stuff I didn’t previously. Here’s what I’m doing to get everything ready for winter.
I don’t mess around with car safety. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in car accidents before (one of which was life altering), but I am terrified of them, so I am vigilant about safety. I am that person who will not drive until every person is buckled. So it should come as no surprise that I take the rules of car seat safety very seriously. One rule that I always follow is to never buckle your child into a car seat in a winter coat.