Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time to Get Started!

Ed planted spinach seed.  The bed is all protected with a cage, and watered well.

The plant identification stone is in place . This Monstreux de Virofaly is a new kind of spinach for us this year. It sounded so fantastic in the catalog description from Botanical Interests seeds.

A second planting of seed put in the same day was planted where we had heated the soil with clear plastic.  It will be interesting to see if this planting comes up before the other one.

Weeding is calling to us as well.  This quack grass only gets bigger with each passing day.  It's a good feeling to remove a such a nice  long piece of this garden thug.

It's not like we are in a big rush, but this shepherds' purse has flowered already and we would love to compost it before it has seeds.  The weather is warming.  The tree swallows are back.  I saw a yellow shafted flicker. The turkey vultures have arrived.  We got to see four of the repulsive, unusual looking birds up close this morning. The rain we were hoping for today didn't happen.  We will have to water some instead.  This  afternoon spent in the garden seems perfect! Later!


Catofstripes said...

The Monster spinach looks interesting. I've looked it up to buy in France so I can try some.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You look really organized. :)