Friday, March 9, 2012
Peas a Poppin'
The arugula, mizuna and even some spinach planted a couple of weeks ago with the peas also are sprouting. The only difference between these mizuna seedlings and the arugula seedlings is that the color of the arugula is darker. They are related, after all.
Today I set the seedlings of lettuce, onions and some herbs and flowers out on the porch to drink in the lovely weather, along with cabbages, etc. Space is getting tight on the light shelves, especially since I started some tomato and flower seeds the other day and potted up the peppers today. The eggplant and celery seedlings also need to be potted up, so they won't get stunted before it's time to put them in the garden.
A stroll through the garden reveals many new and wondrous things almost every day. The garlic is getting tall. More crocus, daffodils and tulips are popping up. The anise hyssop is showing fresh growth and the kale is sprouting new leaves on the stems killed back by single digit temps back in late January or early February.
I can hear spring rumbling through the earth. Look out! Here it comes!