It’s been a slow week here, but the seedlings have been progressing well. We dealt with the season’s 16th snow storm last Monday that resulted in a few extra inches of the white stuff. Thankfully, it was all gone within a couple days and things warmed up nicely by the weekend. Now, however, it looks like yet one more Nor’easter is coming our way this week. Snow totals are iffy but it doesn’t look like we’re going to come away unscathed. Despite the crazy weather, the birds, squirrels, and rabbits are out in full force, and some of our perennials (day lilies and a few daffodils here and there) are starting to pop through the soil. The backyard has taken a beating with all the freezing and thawing, but we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to get out over the next couple weekends to start prepping the garden beds. Meanwhile, after this week’s cold snap, we’ll probably start putting some of the seedlings in the cold frame this coming weekend. Here’s how things look at the moment.
We’re extremely pleased with how well the seedlings are growing and really can’t wait to get everything in the ground. (Summer recipe planning has also begun!) According to the planting calendar, we can transplant the greens early next month and the tomatoes and peppers in early May. It’s actually a little hard to believe that the end of March is upon us. Goodbye Winter and hello Spring!