Happy Tuesday Garden Party, friends! It rained buckets this weekend, so I concentrated on not one, not two, but three DIY projects inside that I’ve been wanting to get to for a long time. More on these (of course, ha!) later. Since the photo of my seedlings you may have seen here, they are growing even more and almost all of the tomatoes are up and at ’em. Not one pepper, though. But that is to be expected, they always take a LONG time to germinate for me (so don’t give up if you don’t see anything for a few weeks). I’m also planning to get some garden peas planted this week and some lettuce starts that will give us lettuce while we wait for our seeds to mature. I hope you’ll let us know, through linking up or in the comments, what’s going on in your garden world now – we love our weekly ‘chat over the garden fence.’ 🙂
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This week’s Tuesday Garden Party host is Michelle from SimplifyLiveLove:
The first day of SPRING is officially this week (Friday, March 20) and I am so excited. While I understand a lot of you have already been enjoying spring-like weather in your area, it has really JUST arrived here in Eastern Iowa. I was very excited to finally get my seeds started on Friday the 13th. I started them too early last year and managed it kill quite a few before I transplanted them. This year, I waited. And waited. And now they’re finally
growing planted. I’m excited to try my luck at starting seeds again even though it seems there’s always some impediment to my progress. Hopefully, this year’s the year we’ll get it all just right.
I finally found signs of life in my garden this week – my strawberries are starting to turn green and leaf out. AND, I was excited to find what I think are daffodils coming up. I can’t ever remember which is planted where- daffodils or tulips. You’d think I’d write that down. Maybe this year, eh? Last year, my row of tulips came in great, but I only got a few daffodils. This year it’s too soon tell for me just yet, but I will keep their progress updated, especially on Instagram.
Finally, I was distracted this week with new-to-us ducklings and meat chicks. My friend Kelli, from The Sustainable Couple, texted me late in the week and asked if I’d be able to take a few mystery birds from her neighbor whose daughter had brought them home without permission. I thought I was getting 2-3 week old ducklings and egg layers, but that’s not quite how it ended up. You guys. I ended up with 2 of the sweetest, not-so-little ducklings and 6 of the ugliest chicks I’ve ever seen. Kelli and I were both pretty appalled at the way these chicks looked, and were sad at the deplorable conditions in which they were kept. Just say no to buying live chicks and ducklings if you aren’t able to provide them a proper habiltat. I’ve since realized that the chicks are most likely meat birds, and actually look pretty normal for their type, but I want to remind people to buy pets responsibly. And that’s my PSA for the duration of the Tuesday Garden Party. I’m sure you all agree with me on that.
Anyway, let’s get this party started with the featured posts from last week! Keep linking up those posts. We love to read & feature them each week!
1. Thoughts on Co-Gardening – Grace Garden and Homestead
2. Healing Foods : Lemon – Annie’s Place
3. Oh Deer – Homestead Projects Update – Happy in Dole Valley
4. How to Grow Your Own Perennials – Green Bean Chronicles
5. Garden Tuesday, The One About Old Wood – Moms Sunday Cafe
Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 3/17/2015: