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.
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