First day at the Iowa Flower Lawn and Garden Show. Got to see some friends and meet lots of new people and continue to spread the word about harvesting rain. Holly and I did our first ever stage presentation today and have another one on Sunday. Fun to have people say they came just to see us. Stop out at the show if you have a chance, some new vendors and many of your favorites as well. Show special of 10% off barrels at the show so stop in and take advantage of the first of many opportunities to save.
OK, this blog is sounding way to "advertisy". Holly and I are trying seed starting again this year, better planned and executed so far. Kale, kohlrabi and brussel sprouts currently up and doing well; have them closer to the light so they don't get so spindly this time. Great admiration for all of you you come up with those full trays of healthy thriving plants. Someday....
So spring is setting in and hopefully you have plans to take advantage of every moment. May you find something wonderful to delight in after being cold for way too long.
Joel Gettys is the co-founder of Rain Barrels Iowa. He is our resident gardener, product designer, chief of installation at our Rain Barrels Iowa store.