The longer days are evident in the new growth happening in the garden. Seeds are emerging, plants are greening up and growing, and buds are beginning to emerge on trees.
Before looking outside, here’s a shot of the lime tree I have been overwintering in the basement. Limes need a warm environment year-round, so I brought the tree in from the greenhouse when the weather turned really cold. Apparently, the lime is pretty happy. It is setting fruit. Hopefully some of it will survive and grow to maturity.
I noticed this morning that the pea seedlings emerged. They are a bit at risk this year because I planted them a bit early. Yes, I got a bit overly ambitious on an uncharacteristically warm day. I have to say I’m surprised to see them sprouting so quickly. We’ll see how they do and I’ll be on the ready to start over if pea disaster strikes.
In a wine barrel under a clear umbrella used as a cloche, I planted radish and carrot seeds. The radish are sprouting nicely and the carrots are just starting to emerge. I’m doing several successive carrot plantings this year because the kids love carrots.
Inside the greenhouse, the onions and garlic are going strong. This is a batch of bunching onions I started last fall. I also have chives and green onion seedlings that didn’t do anything last fall when I planted them, but have now sprung up and are doing well.
The spinach and lettuce are showing new growth as well. I also planted new spinach and lettuce seeds directly in the green house a few weeks ago, and these have emerged nicely.
Here you can see the extra dwarf peach and nectarine trees. These trees will stay small enough to live in the planters even at maturity. These trees are new, just planted in the last few weeks.
And last but not least, in my last post, the video tour, I neglected to include Harry and Lucy. Here’s a shot of them out in the pasture this morning.
Oh, if you didn’t notice I changed the design and layout of this site. Let me know what you think!
I did notice the site appearance change and it looks good! Lots of new things emerging, blooming, and putting on new growth. Spring has definitely arrived at your homestead! I am positive your peas will be just fine. If they have germinated – then half the battle is over and they can tolerate fairly cold temps.
So glad to hear it looks good for the peas!
Also glad you like the way the site looks. I was going for a cleaner, more minimalist look.
I’m going to start the basil this weekend. A bit behind on that one. 🙂
Looks like spring has sprung. Glade I am not the only one with a citrus tree in the basement, yours does look very happy. I’d love to have a lime tree some day.
I like the new layout, it is very clean looking. I was here a few days ago and saw a lettuce title photo, I liked that too but the rainbarrels are also nice.
Cool goats, do you make homemade goats cheese?
Great work with everything! I am happy your peas did well. That bodes well for mine, though I hadn’t planned on cloching them. I’ll plant next weekend along with DoubleD, just to be safe. Besides, I haven’t quite figured out the best place for them this season.
Everytime I see your greenhouse it makes me jealous. Though I’m so happy it’s working out well for you. You sure have made the most of the space in there! Bravo.
And the goats are looking great! Thanks for sharing.