We woke up this morning with yet another dusting of snow on the ground and the sky is showering even more snow down upon us as this post is being written Spring is nearly a week old and still no break in the action.
Adding to my frustration is the fact that various plants have started arriving at my doorstep; 10 blueberry bushes, a box full of onion seedlings and a box full of seed potatoes. However, I do find comfort and hope in the seedlings that I have growing under the lights. Check out my lead photo for this blog. It is certainly an attitude changer for me.
Also, check out the photo below; the first “triple banger” of the season from my three chickens. I’m so proud.
And while we’re at it, here is a shot of my “Glacier” Ultra Early tomato seedlings started, well, ultra early. The plan is to get them in the ground at the end of April, protected (wall of water teepees) and placed in the garden where the vine crops will grow. As soon as the main season tomatoes start producing, I will pull these plants to make room for the pumpkins and squash. We have had tomatoes as early as June 14 in the past.
There are advantages to starting your own seeds: greater variety, early start, cost. For me, the biggest advantage is the feeling that I get from watching them grow, especially when it’s still snowing outside. Happy Spring everyone!
All the best,