It's the first full week in April which means it's time to sow more seeds. Here in zone 5 our last frost date is May 30th so it's time to get our 8 week seeds in flats. Yesterday I sowed 10 kinds of tomato, eggplant, bergamot, hyssop and zinnias. This would also be the time to sow pepper seeds but I buy those as transplants every year because my luck with them stinks. There must be some kind of magic to starting peppers and I haven't got it. That's ok because it's a good reason to go to one of the local greenhouses and see what's new.
It's been an amazingly productive spring so far. The spring side of the garden is well on the way to being planted. The key I found was organizing this little basket with all of the seeds that need to out, along with the the labels (made from paint stir sticks).
In this way he and I have already put in 10 lbs potatoes, orach, spinach, chard, tatsoi, radish & fava beans. AND for the first time it actually looks organized! Gardening every day with the little guy makes me so happy and I really wish my mother were here to see him helping. Gardening was her main passion and she would have enjoyed this so much.
Hope everyone is enjoying the really wonderful spring we've been having.