Well, some things can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Some farmers nearby have seeded their grains already. I have been outside moving tomatoes from crowded flats into nice large pots filled with beautiful loam. My garden is still too cold for many but in a week or two… I’ll keep the rest of my tomatoes for the garden and will put a few peppers in my remaining large pots.
TLW seems to think I should dig up all my lilacs and plant them on the border with one of our neighbours… I hope she forgets about that. The lilacs are ready to make big moves this year, both the ones we bought as plants and the seedlings I’ve grown. Apparently hares don’t care for them as much as apples. I will start more apples to replace the gnawed ones.
Meanwhile a pair of swallows sat on the roof of one of my birdhouses debating the pros and cons. Twice I’ve had swallows in it and twice a nasty sparrow stole it. Stay tuned to see what happens this year. The grand kids are running amok over TLW’s berms… She doesn’t seem to mind and the kids have too much energy for indoors.
We are obviously having a very early spring despite some miserable weeks of wind and cold. There’s no frost in the forecast for two weeks. It’s time to go plant stuff. Everything that can stand cool nights is already outside on the patio in pots/trays. The rest should follow in a week. I could have my garden planted by mid-May and start on grass and flowers and …