"...a garden is like life:

something is always doing well, something is struggling, something is being born anew, and something is dying."

Edith Reed

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Welcome March!

So much is happening and I'm so busy with it all that blogging is really taking second place. I put the heating cord in the standing lettuce table outside on the front porch and the lettuce has already popped up. Hope to post a picture soon. First round of peas planted in the garden. Lots going on inside: marigolds, petunias, pansies, all the cole crops are almost ready for the cold frame...snapdragons...and today will do all the peppers and tomatoes. The weather is great this week and I wish I could be outside all the time, alas, I still have to go to work. Okay, that's all I have time for today...except check out this site: Smart Gardener Looks like a great one!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kittens preventing posts

Okay, sorry that I haven't posted lately....new kittens, Strider and Brego have been taking up my time.
But today I had to pass on this great website: www.sproutrobot.com Just enter your zipcode and you get a customized chart of what to plant and when to do it. It is too cool! I have a new playyard coming today for the kittens and then hopefully I can get back to gardening! The weather is getting warmer and I'm dying to get out to the garden. Welcome March! Lots to do this month: March: Plant cool season vegetables. Start warm season vegetable seeds for later transplanting (tomatoes and peppers). Plan for flower bed to provide summer color. Start summer flower seeds in flats. Dig and divide perennial flowers. Plant blueberries, strawberries and grapes. Mulch strawberries with pine straw as soon as they start blooming. Prune brambles to shoulder height and mulch. For a fuller list go to The Farmer's almanac Gardening Section