Plans for Spring

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?

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6 thoughts on “Plans for Spring

  1. We planted garlic last year, but it was our second year doing so. And I realized we need to plant a lot more garlic if we want to use it all year! So I planted a much larger piece of ground this past fall. We just put a bunch of straw over the top, and then when the green starts coming up in the spring, we will pull the straw back. I'm sure it will be fine 🙂

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  2. I'll be following you and gardening vicariously. 🙂 We are living on the second floor of a condo with no balcony here in Juneau. We'll be getting a lot of sunlight, so I may attempt some herbs in containers.

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  3. Popping over from PRM.
    We had 2 back to back big snowstorms, rather unheard of for our parts right when our cool weather garden seeds arrived.
    Then several rains, with the last being heavy. A blessing for us since we've been in drought conditions for a long time.
    Mid March is our start up of gardening. We'll be a little late, garden needs to be worked up then it's full steam ahead. Hubs is on his last day of work on our roto tiller!!!!!

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  4. My husband just sounded positive towards me buying a real growing tray set up for our house so I can start our seeds in the basement and keep them warm with enough light, too. Yippee! Time to start shopping, I think!

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  5. I planted garlic for the first time last fall and I am curious to see how it will do. I'm in New England too and the weather has been just….weird. But I guess it's like that every year! Good luck with the garden:)

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