It was so awesome to be able to work in the garden yesterday. I weeded the perennial bed at the end of the vegetable garden and got some greens and broccoli rabe planted. I’ve never grown that before, we don’t really eat it actually, so I thought it would be fun to try. I’m also giving spinach another go – I never have much luck with it, it does nothing and then the first warm day, it takes off and bolts. I’m trying two different kinds, both of which are supposed to be slow bolting. We’ll see.
Today I started tomato, pepper, basil and tomatillo seeds in flats. I’m trying to be more organized about the garden this year and plant a few new things. I want to try a new green bean this year, and rethink which squash I grow. I’ve also selected, much to Pat’s delight, where the next garden spot in the back yard will be. (As opposed to my usual, just go out and dig up a spot.)
As I was working in the garden yesterday, a man running by asked if it was spring. As a matter of fact, I have decided that, Yes, it is. Crocus are starting to bloom, the daffodils are on their way, the peach, quince, tulip magnolia, blueberry and hydrangeas bushes and trees are forming buds, and the columbine were noticed to be peeking up. What other signs do you need?