Last night the first round of corn was planted. We have finally gotten some rain and the ground is no longer bone dry, so J could move forward with planting.
Our beets have started to come up, as have our cabbages, lettuce and potatoes. Still no sign of the parsnips and carrots, but those are usually slower and we have been less-than-attentive to watering. I am going to double-check them tomorrow and see if anything’s starting to pop up; if not I’m going to plant another round.
Our seedlings are looking good and are ready for planting next weekend:
The bottom two shelves are flowers,the top 3 are all vegetables. This is not including what we will sow directly into the ground – namely, the peas and beans – and there are still more growing under the lights on the bigger rack down in the basement.
And the front yard yesterday:
The only downside is that to encourage healthy bulb growth I have to let all the foliage die off and turn brown before mulching the bed. Still, worth it – it reminds me so much of our trip to Amsterdam last spring and the Keukenhof garden. It’s nice to see such color without the jet lag.