Warmer weather has begun making an appearance around here. This year in our area (much like most of the country), we have had a wicked winter. Finally, the weather has broken a bit and it looks like it will be at least a little somewhat warmer. Earlier this week, when I got home from work – Larry surprised me and had our early garden started. The great thing about the early garden is you don’t have to wait until all fear of a frost is gone. Unfortunately, you do have to wait until the grown warms up enough your seeds will germinate. We had 3 days in a row where it got above 60 and the ground was beautiful.
Below is a graphic from http://averagepersongardening.com/ about soil temps. I thought it was helpful.
He tilled the two areas of the garden where we plant our early stuff. This week he planted onions, radishes and lettuce. Sometime in the next few days, I think we are also going to add a row of carrots. Carrots are new for us this year, and not quite sure how they will turn out. But hey, part of this is about the adventure.
I also started our flowers inside. My hope is tomorrow to move our little greenhouse outside so the little seedlings can really take off. I’m pretty sure we are going to have some winners and losers in our planting adventure, but it is definitely going to be fun. I will post some pictures in the next week to show our progress.
Pretty soon, it will be my turn to get my hands dirty. My focus is on our herb garden and the flowers. It is not quite warm enough in our area for either yet, but soon enough. The best part of this adventure is in just a few weeks we will have fresh vegetables we grew ourselves.