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.
Sounds like a great large garden.ReplyDelete
About 30x65, lots of flowers in there too!Delete
Lovely to read and you're making such important memories for him. We're growing the same things, I can't wait to see how you get on xReplyDelete
And you with yours! You've been really busy!Delete
I'm looking forward to seeing your garden this year - I want a full tour! Mine is just starting to fill up and I love it! Can't wait to eat it all! I'm thinking stir frys right out there in the garden, kids picking what they want to eat for that night tea! I love it so much and having kids keen and interested is just the best thing ever!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kev! I can't wait to show it off providing it all grows and doesn't get eaten by chickens. We did some more planting today and I can't get over how much has gotten done so early.ReplyDelete
It is really exciting with the little one. Must be so much fun when they're a bit older like yours are. Love the idea of dinner outside.