Time to Plant

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.

Garden-March-2.jpgThe garden bed being prepared for another row of peas.


 

Green-2.jpgGarlic 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.


 

Spring-Flowers-2Elsewhere in our yard, perennial flowers are blooming. This is a snowdrop.


 

Forsythia Trees and shrubs are budding and flowering, too. This is forsythia.


 

Green-4And here’s another look at one of the tomato seedlings currently growing under lights in the basement.


 

Happy planting!

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3 responses to “Time to Plant

  1. Nice photos Meg. Happy planting. Dad

  2. Your article got me excited and I got seeds planted today, just in time for the rain, peas, lettuce, onions, carrots, and radishes. Hope the warm weather lasts!

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