It’s March, and unseasonably warm, which means that suddenly, it’s time to plant!
This is actually about the right time to plant peas in our area, but it’s the first year I’ve managed to plant them on time. Because it’s been so nice outside, I was able to get the garden beds prepared to plant earlier than usual.
At the moment, here’s what’s growing:
- Tomato seedlings in the basement
- Garlic that was planted last fall
- Spinach, kale, and radishes that were planted in cold frames. I took the cold frames apart over the weekend, leaving the beds uncovered, because it’s been so warm.
- Newly planted spinach, kale, rocket, peas, onions, and potatoes.So that’s where we are at the moment. Here are a few recent photos.
The garden bed being prepared for another row of peas.
Garlic plants growing. These were planted as bulbs in the fall. I’ve already picked a few sprouts to eat as green garlic, but I need to do that again, because these plants are too close together.
Elsewhere in our yard, perennial flowers are blooming. This is a snowdrop.
Trees and shrubs are budding and flowering, too. This is forsythia.
And here’s another look at one of the tomato seedlings currently growing under lights in the basement.