I've planted out my onion seedlings -- much smaller than the recommended "about 6" tall" at 2~3". Some of them are under row covers and light straw mulch with the bareroot strawberry crowns I received last week, others are nestled among the heavy straw mulch with the fall-planted garlic already 5~6" tall and peeking out from under the straw.
Finished prepping a sheet mulched/lasagna'd 8'D Keyhole design New Kitchen Garden and a 4'x10' Veg Garden Extension (AND a 4'x4' Rice Paddy - but that's another story... ) yesterday (boy am I sore today!
). Planning to set out the rest of the cold/cool crop seedlings (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower; also pre-sprouted spinach, peas, and swiss chard) under floating covers this weekend after setting up fences around them. 3 big bunnies running amok in my fenced-in back yard -- I guess they crawl in underneath for the delectable weedy offerings in my lawn, not to be found elsewhere in the neighborhood
Yep THEY HAVE SPRING FEVER.
We had a snow flurry this morning, and they're predicting low of 26Ã‚ÂºF tonight and 29Ã‚ÂºF tomorrow night. But my new Japanese Ume (apricot) flowered yesterday. I wish I could paste the fragrance so you could enjoy it too!
I actually went out yesterday to prune it down to about 24" (it's around 36" right now) but I just couldn't. I'll wait until after the flower show.
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