Monday, March 09, 2015
The Garden is In
Thank you all for your comments about Danny's hats. He's putting together some photographs so we can all have a peek at the collection. He's flattered that anyone is interested.
I couldn't stand looking at the bare earth a second longer, so I took advantage of our warming weather to get in the early vegetables. Today I planted:
Three varieties of peas
(Laxton's progress #9, Little Marvel, and Frosty)
Two varieties of spinach
(Red Cardinal, Bloomsdale)
Mixed cutting lettuces
The peas, spinach, kale, and endive should be through by the time I'm ready to plant tomatoes and peppers in the raised bed. The lettuces and herbs all grow in containers. I'll get some onion sets in the ground this week as well (I do love spring onions). I'm not sure what else we'll grow in the hot part of summer, but I have a shade garden planned for the back of the house (another raised bed).
I'm not sure what it is about a garden in the city, but everyone that passed by stopped to ask what we were growing. Just think, if more people would garden, they'd get to know their neighbours. The small college next door has a community garden nearby, and everyone is welcome to participate. I haven't, as I have the home garden, but it is a good option for people that might not want to undertake a major project of their own. I haven't seen more than a handful of students out there.
Ann Taylor skirt-Goodwill
Top-Had it for years
Hair Flower-Tiff and Tam
50's flower clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance- Gres Cabotine Rose
I moved the chairs from the back patio out front so I can sit and yell at the kids to stay off my lawn-which I really had to do last weekend as they were trampling about where my tulip bulbs are trying to surface!
Check out that fancy storm door behind me. It was so nice having it open today with the warmer weather.
Tomorrow, a visit to the garden centre.