Friday, March 2, 2012
welcoming a new season
hello and a happy belated new year!
i have missed documenting the happenings in my garden each week
and am eager for a new season.
it's good to be back.
with the mild winter we had, things are definitely beginning to wake up around these parts.
the snowdrops are in full bloom.
the (100) daffodil bulbs hannah and i planted in the fall are beginning to peek up.
and the hens are laying daily now.
we have started to pre-sprout our pea seeds. i used to do this on the farm with quite a bit of success.
you can find a tutorial here.
we hope to get the first succession in sometime next week.
i am going to try 'tom thumb' which is a heirloom dwarf shelling pea variety perfect for containers.
also wanting to try 'Golden India'.
i am craving fresh pea shoots!
because of our shady conditions we are planning on growing more edibles in our community garden plot this year.
we pretty much abandoned it last season but are determined to be more on top of things.
the girls want to focus on melons, beans, tomatoes and cucumbers.
i also want to try growing loofah gourds and peanuts.
what are you planning for the garden this year?