on to the next part

today i finally finished up breaking apart all the old
rotting pallets. what a mess. i rescued what wood i
could and the stuff that has a lot of rusting nails in
it i can use as fill in a spot where people won't be
digging any gardens.
the next part is getting some drain tubes pulled out
of a garden so i can use them in the ditch i'm filling
in.
otherwise it has been still pretty cold here too
many nights so i'm not sure i want to do peas yet but
it is getting closer. :)
some flowers are out, a lot of daffodils and hyacinths.
this pic i liked.
formatting link

formatting link

songbird
Reply to
songbird
Here it seems like everything is a month behind where it should be by now. The weather has been very rainy and cold with maybe two days where it was anything close to seasonal temperatures.
I did manage to get three beds planted in between the raindrops over the past month with some very old snap pea seeds that didn't do well, then re-planted with a newer package of Dwarf Grey Sugar peas that are up about an inch or two.
Two other beds have staggered plantings of broccoli and all three beds have staggered plantings of lettuce, some of which is ready to harvest and be replaced with younger plants. At least the too-cold temperatures have made the lettuce very happy.
I tried to start clearing another bed for green beans, but the rains chased me in.
Today it looks like more showers later, but I really have to try to get some of the ankle-high grass cut, and it's too cold to sit out and weed that garden bed anyway.
At least I've seen two hummingbirds braving the chill out by my feeder, so spring must be out there somewhere waiting for its chance to finally arrive.
Nyssa, who also got her flower bed cleared, but that's much smaller than her vegetable beds so was a quicker job
Reply to
Nyssa
  I don't know where you live , but here on the southern edge of the Ozark Plateau spring came early . Then it left , and now it's back . It has been quite a wet spring and there must be a LOT of stuff blooming out there if my bees are any indication . So far they've swarmed 3 times - I caught and re-hived 2 of the swarms - and our hive count is up to 9 from 4 at the end of winter (I did some splits too) . Now if it'll stop raining for a couple more days I'll be able to get out in the garden and get my seedlings planted .
Reply to
Terry Coombs
Here in Maryland, north of Baltimore and near the Chesapeake Bay, we had a very mild winter and an early spring. We've had a couple of frosty nights i n April, but it looks like that's over now. My wife has some hardy plants o ut in the garden already; carrots, lettuce, cabbage, etc. We have a hoop ho use over one of the rows, under which she's gotten an early start on beans and corn. Too much rain lately; seems that we get two dry days, then three rain days. Lots of strong wind but I put up a small plywood wind break to p rotect the hoop house and it hasn't blown away yet.
Reply to
Pavel314
...
the catbirds showed up today. or at least this morning is the first day i've heard them sing.
i may have seen a hummingbird already, but i'm not sure as it was so fleeting. it could have just been some other small bird i saw out of the corner of my eye.
we have plenty of flowers out for them now so i expect to see more signs of them soon.
songbird
Reply to
songbird
We put out the hummingbird feeder last week but haven't seen any yet. They usually come back to our area the during last ten days in April. The hummingbird migration map has reported sightings in our area and a few north of us:
formatting link
Reply to
Pavel314

Site Timeline Threads

HomeOwnersHub website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.