Saturday, February 27, 2016

An early start to the gardening season

It has been a very mild winter so far and, with two days of +15C, much of the lawn is exposed and the river ice is just starting to get translucent.

What this means is that a few days of glass on the cold frame and the ground was nice and thawed. I left in an old kale plant that is showing signs of life and then banged in a bunch of spinach seeds Jess picked out at Apache Seeds this morning.

As I was puttering around, I noticed this violet had peaked out. I suspect it is one of last year's blooms--although the plants beneath the leaves looked very bright green. I also revealed a strawberry plant that was enjoying some heat n the south side of the house.

I pulled some pots out of the garage so we can start tomato seeds next weekend. I ran across the glass for two other cold frames. These boxes are still full of snow but I put the glass on to see what might happen this week.

The coyotes have been very active these past few weeks while we have been walking. I haven't managed to get a decent picture but I did get my camera out tonight as one watched walk by.