Are the ripples drops from heaven or a crafty photographer?
I started soaking my peas & broad beans on Friday for planting on Saturday. I am going to start them in peat cell packs in the coldframe. This way they will germinate fast in the warm soil and the squirrels won't eat all my seed. I will transplant them out into the cold hard world April 12th(ish).
Here is the small greenhouse over the oak half barrel planter. I will use this to grow mesclun mix lettuce during the spring on a cut and come again basis. The lettuce and greenhouse will then make way for the three Jersey Devil tomatoes I am growing this summer for salsa and sauce. The tomatoes will then make way for more greens in the fall. Pretty busy planter I must say. I used 6mil vapor barrier plastic I had in the basement and held it in place with a ratchet strap that was in the truck. Well on the greenhouse topic, the 11mil plastic was ordered for the poly tunnel last week and is on its way.
Here we have the first ornamentals of the season, pansies. I plant these ever year around this time in the urns out front. In previous years they have been frosted, snowed on and pelted with sleet and still grow just fine. I will plant them today in the rain, that's how much I need to garden after a long cold winter!
My next post will be an overall update on the seedlings inside and out.