Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Is it March Already?
I have to apologize for being rather MIA lately, but it's not for lack of interest I can assure you. Admittedly, I've had a lot on my mind lately. In addition to the garden, I'm hoping to take on one or two other major projects this year - things I've been wanting to accomplish for a long time now but for one reason or another have not been able to get around to doing. I didn't have a New Year's resolution for 2011, but if I had to come up with one right now, "more doing and less dreaming" sounds like a good one. We'll see how well that goes.
Unfortunately there's not much to report on the gardening front. From the steady snow melt, we're starting to see some lawn - a welcomed sight indeed! But we still have to wait a while longer before we can put garden fork to soil again. I'm hoping to get the hoop house cleaned up within the next couple of weeks and get the first seedlings in the ground shortly after that - that is if the flood waters don't come this year.
Inside I have some lettuce, spinach, Napa cabbage, tatsoi, mizuna and bok choy growing away. They look healthy and I'm glad to report that the green aphids have not developed into anything more than being a minor nuisance. Let's hope it stays that way.
Another tray of scallions, leeks, celery and artichokes is also well underway. Earlier this week, I also sowed some broccoli, herbs, strawberries (a day-neutral variety easily started from seeds called "Sarian") and a second round of spring greens.
Things are moving fact and hopefully by this time next month, the shelves will be filled to capacity. How is your seed starting coming along?