My town had a festive feel on Saturday. The town holds an annual community yard sale so there were lots of people walking around and visiting. After a soggy and wet week a day of sun and outdoor socialization was nice.
The strawberries started blooming last week. I am hoping the pollinators were able to do their thing with all the rain.
My raspberries are coming along nicely. The ever bearing raspberries have really grown this past week. I also think I saw some flower buds on the red raspberries. I am looking forward to eating these in a few months. Raspberries are my favorites.
The chives have taken off. I put this plant in last year and I think it has doubled in size. I definitely need to find more recipes to use chives in this year.
Last post I wrote about transplanting my garlic. I am really glad we had a warm and cloud covered week. Each morning I look at them and think they have perked up. Then when some sun hits them they start wilting a little. This week will have sporadic sunshine so I think the garlic still has a good chance to take root and grow.
I planted peas about a month ago. This is the first time I have planted peas. I think I may have planted the seeds to far from the trellis. However, in about a week I will be able to get them growing up the trellis.
On Saturday evening I was able to plant six rows of onions. I planted two rows each of yellow, white, and red onions. When I bought them I forgot to record the varieties, I am confident I have them correct now. If I do not please let me know.
The plan for this next week is very exciting. I will be putting all the seedlings into the ground. I will be hardening off the pepper seedlings in the cold frame this week. Being in the warm cold frame they should grow a bit bigger and stronger before I put them into the ground.
Looking ahead the weather looks like good planting weather. I will also plant the first rows of corn, beans, and a few other things. I am trying to improve my succession planting skills. Normally, I get excited and plant everything at once. This year, a few rows a time.
There is some work to do to prepare for planting. Some of the beds need to be cultivated to make sure the soil is not solid. Weeding and a few other tasks will be done during the week to be ready for the weekend.
Look forward to planting with those who are planting this week. Stay warm.