Here is a window into my world this morning:
Yes, that is ice, ice baby. Not only disheartening but freezing cold. The porch furniture is out, the “protect from freezing” bird houses and garden ornaments are out, as in outside – all too soon.
[Insert SFX: very, loud and audible sigh.] Will anything ever grow again?
Very chilly garlic shoots on ice.
On the sunny side: lettuce in the cold frame ready to harvest! I foresee a tasty salad dinner this weekend!
Inside, where it’s warm because we are still running the [BEEP] heat, my seed farm is taking off. I’m going to dig around the shop for a little fan to help strengthen their stems because I’m sure not putting them outside to harden off anytime soon.
I planted the runner beans way too early – I am now reminded of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. Note for next year: runner beans grow very, very fast. I wanted to have a good start on these to head off any cutworms and the big, fat rabbit who, lately, joins me for coffee each morning. I am off to a really good start.
Note: I’m going to need at least one more light for next year, too.
For fun, I am trying to regrow my green onions – a pin I came across on Pinterest. You stick the roots in water and supposedly they will regrow. It seems to be working!
My potato starts are in a cool, dark closet. Although I don’t know why I need the closet – it is plenty cool, and plenty dark. Hopefully they will keep until I am able to plant.
In an earlier post, did I say Spring was in the lead over the fight with Winter? I better stick to gardening and give up sports announcing!