The kids and I went down to my parents’ house this morning, and while we were gone, Bill planted seeds in trays and has them set up with lights and little markers indicating what’s growing where.
There will be more, but these are the ones that he starts in March:
Arugula, Cilantro, Lettuce, Oregano, Pac Choi, Radicchio, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Swiss Chard, Creeping Thyme, Summer Thyme, and Tarragon.
We’re also (well, HE’s also) going to dig up the monster raspberry bush before it devours our yard and the rest of the block, and plant a portion of it in a whiskey barrel. We can’t just get rid of it, because it was his mom’s, and she’d probably come back and do something to get even, like turn all his beer flat.
This is the whiskey barrel. To the left of it you can see stalks from the raspberry bush. To the right is Julia. The phrase "cow poop" finally sunk in while she was running her hands through the manure that Bill added to the peat moss and the soil today.
These are five of the six buckets of peas…with their protective little hats on…
And here is the main garden where lots of little broccoli rabe seeds were planted.
And also – the tarragon from last year is coming back. You can see little bits of green in among the dead twigs. Bill planted more tarragon, but it’s not a terrible thing to have more than one plant.
And these are the pansies that Alex selected for me yesterday.