Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Little Easter Cheer

Finally, FINALLY, I can put my clothes on the line to dry!  I usually do this all winter, capitalizing on bright sunny days, even when I have to wear gloves to hang them up.  But this winter, we had snow, rain or grey skies almost every weekend from January until last weekend.  I have never dried my clothes in the dryer as often as I did this winter!

On this day that started out pretty but ended up grey, I moved things around a little in the greenhouse.

The radishes are going crazy!  They did so well in the germination cage with the heat mat, that I decided to move them off the mat so I can put out more seeds.  Now that they have germinated, they should be fine because they are cold weather hardy.  I'm really curious to see what the "rainbow mix" produces!

The peas are really taking off, but I left them in the cage because a few still have some seeds exposed as they are just starting, and that's what the rodents love to eat.  I think I will move these containers outside next weekend and hope for the best.

The beets are just coming.  I'm impressed anything is going on because this packet is a few years old.  They say that you can use old seeds but every year, the chances of them actually growing get slimmer and slimmer.

And this brussels sprout was happy in the fall but looked just about dead a few weeks ago.  Because there was still some green on it, I started watering it again and it looks like it's coming back.    Clearly, caterpillars were munching on it in the fall and then the super freeze took over.  No idea what it will do!

Now that I have that fantastic heat mat and my germination cage, I'm excited to get everything going.

And I'm totally ignoring that we are supposed to get snow this week!

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1 comment:

  1. Nice start on your seedlings. We have had a long, cold and snowy winter here in the Northeast...still some snow around but signs that some of the bulbs might just be getting ready to push through. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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