Monday, April 25, 2011

Its finally feeling like Spring.

It really is.  Yesterday was gorgeous, around 60 degrees, mostly sunny- but humid.  A few showers that didn't last long...  except for the mosquitoes, it was perfect.  We had a nice little Resurrection Sunday dinner at my parents' house.

Last night it stayed warm, temps only in the 40's, no frost.  My daughter opened the window in the room where my seedlings are staying, they need to get used to outdoor temps.

The seedlings are doing well.  One of the Sweet Chelsea seedlings looks nothing like the others.  I plan to set it off to the side in the garden and see what it does.  I'll get a picture later.

Hubby likes the idea of putting berry plants in place of the flowerbeds. It will save work for both of us. I'll miss the flowers, but i'll enjoy the easier upkeep. He's already bought me a few bags of mulch so i'll be ready to go as soon as i can.

It rained buckets on Saturday, so dad didn't get over to till the garden,  that will have to wait until next week.

I can't believe i may be able to plant in the garden in as little as 3 weeks!  It does not quite feel like it right now....

I hope i can keep a better handle on the weeds this year. I have been reading about weeding techniques using tools i already have- different shaped hoes.  I have scuffle, stirrup and the classic type. I should be able to take care of weeds well enough with no bending. Last year the problem was time,  i was unable to get out there to work.  I most likely will have the same trouble this year- but hoe weeding might allow me to be more efficient.

I think that's it for today!

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