As you can see from my lack of posts, there hasn't been much going on around here to tell you about.
We've all been in a rinse-repeat cycle lately, I think.
I've been watching the forecast lows which seem to be stuck in a 25-35 degree rut. The highs have been bouncing around sure but it's the lows I'm concerned about when it comes to starting the Spring garden.
And it appears that this coming week might, just might, be the last of really cold stuff. Which means that I'll be playing in the dirt next weekend! Yeah me!
Beside my computer I have a pile of daylily bulbs that need planting out front. Since we took out the birch tree, I told SM that I think I'd like to do a mass planting of daylilies and other flowering perennials in that spot. (BTW, the tulips I planted inside failed but the ones outside are starting to come up.)
I started some tomato and pepper seeds last week and the tomatoes popped up yesterday. SM told me he wanted to try buying tomatoes and peppers from the local nursery. That's fine. I'll grow mine and he can plant his store bought ones and we'll see how they compare.
I've got a sticky note beside the computer to order my onion starts (Copra) this week from Dixondale and my sweet potato slips from Sand Hill Preservation. They'll ship the slips closer to June.
Try as I might, I haven't been able to start slips here at the house and none of my local nurseries have them and the ones that do sell out so fast that I've been skunked. So this year I'll be ordering online to guarantee that I'll actually get some plants in my hands and into my garden.
I've got my lettuce, carrots and pea seed packets on the table just waiting to direct sow next weekend.
Yep. It's almost here. One month later for the onions than my usual time but only two weeks off for everything else.
Are you starting to gear up too?