I forgive my obsession only because, well, January sucks, and I DO have a fairly major project in that I’m eliminating 90% or so of our lawn this coming spring via sheet mulch to become mixed gardens – part forest garden, part annual veg. For an interesting quicky on forest gardening, check this out:
Hardcore Gardening in January
Perhaps it’s the days getting longer. Perhaps it’s that I’m cooped up inside. Perhaps it’s the lack of fresh food around the house. Whatever it is, I seem to be spending more time obsessing about gardening, here in the end of January, than I do in August. I’ve got to be close to having read all the books at the library on the topics of permaculture, organic gardening, forest gardening, and composting. My design plan for the coming year has eraser marks and notes all over it. I’ve already received most of my seed ordered [mostly from Johnny's] for the coming year. I’m feeling a tad obsessed.