Gearing up for Spring

the pea trellis

It’s March, which means it’s time to put on my hat and gloves and get out in the garden. Last year was so mild, I started building new raised beds in February – but this year, I’m taking my time. This year, I want to put my energy into being efficient, rather than expanding.

This weekend I cleaned the remaining leaves out of the beds out back, and excavated the perennial herbs as well as the carrots I planted last Fall. I even got the peas into the ground (a dwarf variety, Progress #9) and a small pyramidal trellis constructed.

Meanwhile, the seedlings continue to grow inside, under the lights. Most recently, the statice, poppies, and painted daisies poked their little green leaves above the soil. Soon, there will be flowers.


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