The thing about spring is that it is unpredictable. Warm sunny days tease you into thinking that winter is long past and that summer is fast approaching. Then, without much warning, clouds roll in and a cold wind blows and once again I am reminded that this season is reliably fickle. There are still a couple weeks before frost is no longer a threat to tender young seedlings so until then my tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, leeks and basil remain in the safety of my home. They are all quickly outgrowing their pots and slowly taking over the breakfast nook. I have already transplanted the tomatoes into larger containers and the peppers will need to be re-potted soon, I think.
Even though our nights are cool the peas, broad beans, lettuce, radishes and spinach plants are thriving. This past Tuesday I also planted parsnips, swiss chard, carrots, beets and kale seeds, alongside the onions starts I received from my friend last week. Around the rest of my yard the apple trees are blossoming and leaves are slowly filling our various trees, vines and bushes. I was happy to see that my grape vines survived the winter, unlike the previous year, and that the purple and white wisteria and lilacs are beginning to bloom. The flowers are so beautiful!