Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It finally feels like Spring is here

On Friday morning i was taking the dog out to do her business and i saw this:

Worm Castings
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It doesn't look like much but if the worms are tossing up castings it means the ground is thawing out.

This is what was left of the snow in the yard on Friday:

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Did i post that my Ancient Sweet Peppers came in?
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My Hoya pubicalyx philippine black chimera is getting ready to bloom for the first time:

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The rhubarb is waking up:

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Saturday was beautiful and warm,  i had the windows open and i spent the day out in the sun just soaking it in.
Sunday was bright as well,  but the wind was chilly.  We got rain Sunday night and into Monday,  which melted almost all the rest of the snow in the yard.  The weather cleared up nicely later on Monday.  I took my 4 year old daughter out to play for a bit,  but she started misbehaving so we had to go back in.
Today is cloudy and chilly again and tomorrow is supposed to be quite cold,  but the rest of the week  is forecast to be around the 50's and sunny.  I'm actually seeing flurries out the window right now.

Three out of the 5 gojiberry seeds i planted for my mom have come up.  Aunt Molly's ground cherries have too.  The schizandra seeds are done with their 30 day stratification and need to be planted.   I haven't gotten any more seeds started lately,  i had planned to over the weekend but i spent Saturday enjoying the weather and spent Resurrection Sunday with family.  I need to get going on those peppers and get those tomatoes started!


Dewberry said...

Your post's reminded me that I wanted to by some earthworms this spring to add to my compost heap :)

You have quite a lot of space there in your garden to grow veggies :) Lucky you!

icebear said...

We were fortunate to be able to buy the adjacent land when the house next door burned down. Otherwise i'd still be gardening in one 3x6' and a 5x5' plot like i had for the first few years after we bought this house.
I had gotten into a very bad car accident with a drunk driver in 2008. With the money awarded to me from pain and suffering, i was able to buy the lot, fix it up and re-side the house as well as get a used vehicle. If not for the accident, i would not have been able to afford anything.
God provided :)