Tuesday, March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022 Did I miss spring?

That is snow!  The chives weren't any happier to see that than I was!

I started this celery from the end of a celery stalk I bought from the store.  I have another one started also and plan to move them out to the garden when it is warm enough.

10 of my 11 milk jugs sprouted so I moved them into the cold frame for these below 32 degree nights.

We made up another batch of freezer cole slaw.

And guess what this will be??

Rosie, Queen of the Castle!  She rules (and ruins)!  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see you next week!.....Nancy


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

March 22 - Soon will be spring weather!


We had a few nice days but now it is raining.  It is encouraging to see the green of the chives come back from last year and growing!

My cooking thyme made it through the winter!

Unfortunately it looks like the lemon thyme did not make it.

I overwintered a couple geraniums and a few strawberries in our unheated garage in zone 5.

I planted a few radish seeds and a few lettuce seeds.

I accidently cut off a geranium branch and stuck it in water hoping it will grow.  That's about it for this time.  Waiting to do more in nicer weather.  Should be soon.   .......Nancy  

Monday, March 14, 2022

March 14, 2022 Let's try this again!

 It s almost time to garden again so thought I would try to blog again.  This is my new helper Rosie.  She has torn out plants along my path and dug holes last year.  I doubt she will be much better this year!  My previous helper Coco died after having her for 15 years.

So far I have winter sown 13 milk jugs.  Last year I had a bit of luck doing this so hoping again this year!  

This is my blackberry bush I brought in from last year and overwintered in the unheated garage.  I cut it back but maybe should have cut it back more??  It has three or four blooms on it already.  I can't plant it in the dirt so when it warms up a bit I will set the pot outside. Any suggestions welcome on how to take care of it!  

I planted sweet green pepper seeds.  Hoping and praying they will germinate.  I have always bought the plants before.  Nice visiting with you.  Have a great rest of week.  Nancy

Progress in the Courtyard!

  It was so nice to look out my bedroom window this morning and see the Clematis blooming instead of a pile of snow.  It is a rainy day agai...