Are you all starting to get excited about spring? Like Shelly, our host this week, mentions below, it seems like there’s such a difference between the West/South and the rest of the country this year that we’re all going to have vastly different garden start dates. We just had our annual family snow weekend – with no snow and temps in the 60s! While I heard from a friend in Indiana that it was -2 degrees at the bus stop with her kids last Friday. Crazy, right?
So whether you’re able to start early or looking at a later start date, March still means it’s time to get your garden on! Do whatever chores you can get done – indoors with seed starting or outdoors with clean-up and planting – and look to the future of beautiful flowers and luscious vegetables, which is something we can all do. 🙂
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This week’s Tuesday Garden Party host is Shelly from Frugal Family Home:
Has spring started at your house yet? I know some of you have been battling the awful winter weather for so long. I’m sure you’ll be glad when it finally clears out. Spring seems to have come early here in Oregon. We have had a few cold mornings but the days have been really nice.
A few weeks ago, the kids helped me to plant some seeds. We placed them on top of the refrigerator and then after they sprouted. It was so nice outside, I moved them to the cold frame. They were growing so well that when I checked them last week I found the roots were already growing out the bottom of a few.
Now normally I will start them in larger pots but this year, since I found a great deal on the seed starting sets at a garage sale, I decided to use them. But as you can see they didn’t last long before I needed to transplant most of the seedlings to bigger pots. That was my garden chore for this week.
With the weather being so nice, I transplanted all of the broccoli directly to the garden, along with the lettuce. I already had lettuce, radish and peas, both pole and bush snap peas up in the garden. I’m hoping to have a better crop of broccoli this year. Last year the aphids attacked them and the year before I got too late of a start and they bolted. Here’s hoping year three is better.
Last week we had some really good links shared. Here’s my picks from last week’s link up:
1. All About Compost from the Sustainable Couple
2. Build Your Own 18 gallon Self Watering Containers from Grow a Good Life
3. 16 Positively Deer Proof Plants from Design Dreams By Anne
4. Make a Fairy Garden from an Antique Wicker Basket from Minnie’s Milestones
5. Make Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts from Wild West Gardeners
Now it’s your turn!