If you follow along on Facebook you know that a surprise March snowstorm had me doubting spring would ever come. But, with temperatures in the low 50’s this week I am finally allowing myself to think “spring”. The driveway has turned into a muddy mess and the chickens have dug up all the leaves from the backyard in search of bugs so I think its time to start making plans.
|Tiny tomato plants|
We’ve got some grand ideas for this spring including moving the garden and building a new raised bed. It will be time to start seeds soon and I am thinking of doing a whole bed of tomatoes this year to hopefully avoid last years salsa let down. I also want to plant pickling cucumbers (Ians request), hot peppers, basil, cilantro, chives, and I think I’m going to give storage onions another try. Last year I ended up with one teeny tiny onion, not exactly what I had in mind . If anyone has any onion advice I’d love to hear it!
|See those bumps on the front steps? Thats our garlic|
Last fall I started some garlic in 3 large pots. They have been sitting on our front steps all winter and were looking pretty good up until recently. We’ve had a lot of rain lately paired with a lot of snow melting and I’ve read that garlic doesn’t do well if its too wet. Hopefully, I fresh layer of chicken coop shavings will dry it out a bit.
What do you have planned?