IT’S SPRING, Y’ALL
At least that’s what I keep telling myself, even though yesterday had a forecast of snow. Not. Cool. Mother Nature.
However, that has not stopped me at all from tucking in as many seeds and plants as I can possibly get away with already. Not to mention all the plants completely taking over our mud room, waiting for the right time to go outside.
My little raised garden is all set up and already fully planted, because I am a crazy, impatient person. I also figure that the seeds probably know best, and they’ll come up when the time is right. Or they won’t, and I’ll just stick something else in there. Whatever. I definitely practice No Worries gardening. Shit happens. Whatever. Plant something else.
So far, my turnips are actually the farthest ahead. I also planted them like a drunk. Whoops. I’m going to take a stab at transplanting some of the ones I thin out once they get a little bigger. May work. May not. Whatever.
My strawberries are also doing great. I have no memory of how old these actually are. It’s probably about time to get new ones, but that sounds like a problem for Next Year Me. For some reason I planted the entire back of this bed with celery, which still hasn’t come up. Around all of the beds, I planted garlic, and peas across the back. Apparently garlic and peas don’t really like each other. TOO BAD. Both are starting to come up so they’re just going to have to deal with each other. The garlic is an effort to keep all the small critters out. I also put black netting over the top and so far I haven’t had any more digging. I also trip on it all the time and I’m sure that’s highly amusing for the neighbors. Enjoy!
Also sprouting are spinach, beets, broccoli, and radishes. Still waiting on the celery, lettuce, kale, carrots, and onions. I didn’t start the onions inside, so they may just be a fail. Whatever. The seeds were getting old and I just wanted them gone. Inside I have sunflowers, tomatoes, bell peppers, habaneros, basil, parsley, thyme, green onions, ranunculus, peonies, dahlias, baby’s breath, and gladiolus. I’m sure fiancé will be super excited when those all go outside.
For Easter we visited the fiancé’s family and they gifted us with a bunch of landscape plants they were moving or dividing. Fiancé also finished up two brand new flower beds for me yesterday, so I went bonkers today. 88 black eyed Susans and three neat purple things later, the house is almost fully planted!
I also planted 3 blue sea holly, which have THE weirdest bulb/root thing.
Other things are popping up and I can’t wait for everything to fill out and grow up! Enjoy a photo dump here at the end, and happy gardening everyone!
Don’t remember what these are but they’re darling.
My forsythia hedge is hanging in there! These are cuttings from the ones at the fiancé’s childhood home!
These planters ended up being a holding tank for all the bulbs I didn’t get in the ground in time, but now they’re so lovely!! I’m pretty sure I planted them with the same things, no idea why the crocus are so far ahead in one of them.
My love even mulched around my chicken coop for me so I don’t have to stand in the mud anymore ❤️ I have irises coming up on the side. I’m hoping I wasn’t dumb enough to plant them under the nest box access, but we’ll have to wait and see!!