Spring has finally sprung!
Hard to believe, but the time has come to get back in the garden, even though it’s been cold and we’ve even had a little snow this month. I love to see the progress of the garden (and I do get comments about it) so just like last year, I plan to post once a month about what happened there.
March is is all about planning and planting.
What did we plant first in the ground? The lettuce family goes in early, under cover to keep them warm:
- Spinach (2 kinds)
- Swiss Chard
What went in the greenhouse? Seedlings from the mini indoor greenhouse will be transplanted outside in a month or so.
- Herbs (Basil, Cilantro)
- Peppers (try, try again)
- Brussel Sprouts
What else went in the ground? Mid month in the ground, we planted:
- Green beans
In 4-6 weeks, we will do another “tranche” of the same, plus a few other things I’m sure.
We also did some other maintenance and preparation: spreading out the compost that started cooking last year, re-assembling the greenhouse, repairing and improving fences. (I use the term “we” loosely because hubby does all the heavy labor around here – you’re the best, honey!)
It’s exciting to see the fruits of last year’s labors! Green shoots of Garlic planted last fall popped up mid month. Rosemary and Sage have over-wintered and look surprisingly healthy. Asparagus should be poking out soon. And I expect grapes and blueberries this year!
Looking forward to a good year!