It looks like the middle of winter in Cache Valley, but a couple days ago it was spring.

It's been a busy month. A few days ago, we started a new website. Its purpose is to help preserve our culture and freedom here in Cache Valley. If you live in Cache Valley, we'd love your help and participation.

So what's new at Provident Living Today? We're getting geared up for gardening season.

The Aqua Dome will extend your growing season up to 120 days - 60 days in the spring and 60 days in the fall. In a zone 4 growing climate, I can't plant my tomatoes until the first of June. With the aqua dome, I can plant my tomatoes at the beginning of April. When you have a short growing season, a couple of months can make a big difference.

You should have most of your pruning done by now. If not, it's not too late. Get to it as soon as possible. We just finished pruning the grapes and blackberries in Dad's garden. The pruning blackberries page is done and we'll post the pruning grapes page soon.

Learn how to grow blackberries and create new blackberry plants. They're delicious. Make sure you get the thorn less variety. If you know someone that has a mature blackberry patch, you can probably get enough plants to start your own patch, or you can buy plants at the nursery.

Lettuce is a cool weather vegetable. Plant it now. It can handle a light frost and temperatures down to 28 degrees F. Once the weather gets hot, your lettuce won't taste good.

The planting guide will show you which garden vegetables to plant now. You will plant most of your garden during the months of April and May. Follow the guide.

You can start growing potatoes in a few weeks. Potatoes are a semi-hardy root vegetable. They are susceptible to frost but will come back from the potato tubers that are below the surface of the ground if they get nipped by the frost.

We also posted the pages on growing green beans and growing cucumbers. These vegetables will be planted when the weather gets warm.

The food storage recipe page is coming along slowly but surely. I want to thank those who have helped me with this section. Here's the new recipes posted this month: seafood salad, pumpkin bread, and farina cereal.

Let your friends and family know about Provident Living Today and help encourage them to live providently today and prepare for future.

Until Next Month,


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