Happy Easter! We were away from home for Easter which was a nice respite for everyone, especially me. While we were gone it rained quite a bit and there were some exciting changes around the yard. The muscari and daffodils are in bloom, the lawn is lush and green and the peach tree is flowering. I can hear the buzzing of honey bees and the twittering of busy birds as I walk around the backyard. It’s lovely.
The peas we planted at the end of March are starting to reach out for support. The spinach, bok choy and mustard greens that I planted a couple weeks ago are sprouting little shoots. In the next few days I will have to harvest some the spinach, cabbage, parsnips and kale to make room for new seeds: beets, swiss chard, carrots and lettuce.
Inside our house the tomatoes and peppers are getting really big. I already transplanted the tomatoes into bigger pots but the peppers still need to be transplanted. I don’t remember the plants being this big last year, but I set up several more grow lights so I think this is causing them to grow faster. Depending on the weather I may move them out into the garden beds sooner than I did last year.
A couple weeks ago: Garden Journal (yr 2: vol 2)
This time last year: Garden Journal (vol. 3)