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Spring Cleaning

Just a quick post - I know it's been awhile! But, as my fellow secret farmers know, Spring is a busy time. So many seeds to plant and so much mulch to remove. It's clean up time!

And the weeds! Every year I am surprised at how much the weeds have grown already. I swear they grow under the snow! I've got Creeping Charlie in the strawberries and Crab Grass in the raised garden. Then there's the invasive species that you have foolishly decided to grow anyway. Now is a good time to quite literally, nip them in the bud! I've been pulling strawberries out of the brick patio, and Cup and Saucer out of the side garden. I'm sure once I get back out there. I'll see I've got a bunch more stuff to pry out of the dirt that I hadn't noticed yet.

As much as Spring is a time for tidying up, it is also a time for planting outside, and that's the fun part right? I've got three kinds of peas in the ground do far, and with no rain have been watering them. I planted about 35 each of Cascadia, Super Sugar Snap and Carouby De Maussane (a snow pea). So far not a single shoot has shown it's face-? But, I'm trying not to panic and be patient. Which I don't know about you, but is very hard for me. I've also planted a bunch of re-seeded radishes in little patches, and some of them have come up. I'm pretty sure I've also got some volunteer lettuce coming up, unless it's some kinda tricky weed, in which case I am watching new developments closely.

I've also made some mini greenhouses to start my tomato seedlings in this year. It's super easy, and super green!

Well, I better get out there again - there's rain in the forecast, and I'd like to get perhaps a few cold weather things in the ground first. Of course, if I do it's sure not to rain. ; )

What do you have in the ground so far? Did you lose anything over the winter?

April 18, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (7)