Another nice afternoon greeted me when I arrived home. I decided to plant a few more vegetables.
Carrots went into this cold frame.
(scarlet nantes and red cored chantenay)
Peas went along these supports.
shelling types: little marvel (dwarf)
snow peas: melting sugar
The zig zag supports are new this year. The tiny wire 'fences' I had been using for peas just weren't tall enough. These supports are made like my tomato cages. They're hinged at each bend and will fold up to store out of season.
Mother Nature keeps teasing us. She gives us beautiful spring days and then a blast of winter.
We are glad for the moisture we're receiving with each snow event, but some nice rain with warmer temperatures would be more welcome. While I've given the garden its spring cleaning, I've been holding off on planting because of the bits of winter that keep showing up in our weather forecast.
A warming tread with the chance of a little rain is in our forecast until Easter Sunday and then another bout of winter is suppose to come upon us.
Now, some crops like cooler weather and since I have cold frames, I took advantage of today's beautiful spring weather (calm even) and planted lettuce.
We've had some warm days at Garden on Sherlock Street. I've been finding time to clean up the garden. I've cut down salvia along the driveway and Russian Sage by the house. I've picked up a lot of trash that blew into the garden over the winter. I've raked through beds to uncover the bulbs which are sprouting. I've pulled every weed I've discovered. I've swept the walk and driveway to get rid of all the plant debris I created cleaning out the beds.
All this work and the front garden looks...bare, blah. It's ready for the plants to return and fill the beds.
Clean up in the back garden has been more hit and miss. I have raked through the raised vegetable beds and pulled out the bachelor buttons which self seeded in them. I have my seeds. Planting of vegetables will begin soon.
A cool down is expected this weekend and maybe some rain!
Take care and have a good weekend. Enjoy St. Patrick's Day Sunday too.
Saturday was warm and windy. I watered various bulbs in the garden which are starting to sprout with saved bath water. We continue to be in a drought. I'm going for any water I can. Although, we were recently upgraded from 'exceptional' to 'extreme' according to the US Drought Monitor Classifications. Which means we went from the 'worst' to 'next to worst.'
In other Saturday news, I discovered the Martha Washington Geranium I started from a cutting last fall is blooming! It normally lives on a windowsill. I brought it into the kitchen for a photo.
Sunday morning, we woke up to a white world. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of snow we received. We also had a lot of wind. Good thing it was a wet snow. Made it stick instead of blowing away.
We're in for a cold night and then we should warm up again next week. Anxious to get out and start cleaning beds for spring, but glad for any moisture.
I've chosen a view of the front garden for the next slide show.
This is looking out of our living room window.
I took this photo last Sunday. The snow has melted quite a bit since then, but it is kind of nice to start this one with all the snow. It's like a 'clean slate' where we can watch the garden come to life. There will be containers in this view this summer.
I can't believe it's been three years since I started this little blog. There have been gardening successes, failures, struggles and surprises in the past three years. It's very nice to share them all with you. I keep learning from you too.
Who knows what the next growing season will bring to the garden. Here's to experiencing it together!