spring planting

will it or will it not…stay this warm for another month? a big question as i’ve planted some cool weather crops: potatoes (red pontiac and yukon gold,) onions sets, peas and some lettuce in the greenhouse. i’ve also stuck some chard seeds in the ground, hoping for the best.

indoors, under lights, i have a robust crop of bush tomatoes, peppers, parsnips and cress with some lettuce. if the weather holds i’ll be able to move them to the greenhouse in early april.

last years planting of garlic is looking good, however the leaf tips are yellow and i’m not sure what the cause is.

the rest of the veggie garden has been dug over but i’ll do one more dig to work last falls mulch in a little deeper before planting more seeds.

as for the flower beds…a bit of weeding and a lot of anticipation as to what did or did not survive the ice storm. right now my lavendar and sage plants are looking the worse for wear. the tulips are in full leaf and the daffodils are coming into bloom.


things are growing – inside and out

lots of growth
growing fast….

this is my first year of starting plants from seed. about 95% of all the vegetables, some herbs and a few perennials were started indoors using grow lights.  my only failure (so far) has been the « copra » onions.   of a hundred seeds planted only 3 came up’!   i’ve had great success with tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini (huge already) and peppers, all still indoors or in the cold-frame.  several lettuce are up and now in pots or the garden.

of the herbs, i have 50 lavender, a dozen bergamot, basil and some summer savory,  all of them thriving.

seeds sown directly in the garden have all sprouted: radish, beets, turnip, bok choi, spring onions and of course the fava beans and peas.

carrots and a second sowing of beets, radish and lettuce went in on wednesday april 24.

about the onions…i broke down and bought set of both red and white – all of them up at various stages.

pepper salad
pepper salad
max approves
max approves
strawberry blossoms
strawberry blossoms