Inside my seedlings continue to grow. The scarlet runner and purple hyacinth beans are really taking off. I’ve had to pot them up. I need to address the tomatoes next. They really should be potted up. The peppers are just starting. I had been putting all these seedlings outside on my covered front porch a couple hours a day for better sun but it has stayed so cold here that some of them actually shriveled right up and died! (Sort of like spring.) I have been keeping them indoors all day since then. Most bounced right back. Hopefully next week will warm up a bit. I am sure they can’t wait to get their roots into the earth. How hopeful I am when I look at these starts and think of Earth Day. What better way to celebrate than to expand the garden, feed its soil and us, too!
Outside (in the near freezing cold) my milk jug plantings are just sprouting – so far hyssop and larkspur.
Back in the potager, things are starting to happen.
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This year I planted my peas really early after reading that in the Northeast, peas should be planted after St. Patrick’s Day. I think that may be why my peas have not always done so well. Hopefully, this year, starting out in the cold (and it is c-c-cold), they will do better. We sure will find out!