Signs of Spring

We saw the sun on Tuesday this week, though daily snow showers and gray skies continued the rest of the week. I’ve been regularly brushing the snow off the cold frame. These longer days will help the greens begin to revive. Heavy wet snow split the plastic on the hoop frame. I hope the row cover under there will be enough protection for the remaining cold.
March 5 2013
It inspired me to finally take a look at my seed starting spreadsheet. I knew I was behind last year. So I removed my sewing fabric from the lowest shelf, found the trays and started leeks, shallots, kale, bok choy, lettuce, celery, peppers and my early tomatoes.
(I lowered the lights after I took this photo.)
seed starting
Also this week the first of my meyer lemon buds opened. We’ve been watching the buds grow and grow and finally this one bloomed. I hand-pollinated it. You can see the tree is covered with many buds. Maybe this year we’ll finally get a lemon or two.
meyer lemon

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3 Responses to Signs of Spring

  1. Daphne says:

    I was doing the same things yesterday. I started some lettuce, bok choy, and celery under my lights. Not the main crop of them, but some early ones.

  2. Marcia says:

    That lemon tree is looking very nice. It must like it’s sunny location.

  3. Dan says:

    Good luck with your garden this year! That snow will melt before you know it.

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