An early season
Mar 13, 2012
The irises have been blooming for three to four weeks now, with more still to come. Snapdragons are opening to show off the velvet texture and vivid colors - out doing the pansies now. Even the garden has begun to fill out; potatoes and carrots sprouting, cilantro leafing and onions standing tall. I even plopped a few varieties of tomatoes in the ground that needed to get out of the greenhouse. Two Early girls & two Rutgers (from my dad) & 4 Roma tomatoes. I still have Cherokee purple and some sweet cherries that need a little more growing in the greenhouse. With all that in mind - it has been a busy February and March. We're usually a few weeks away from this timeline in the season. It's exciting to get started early.
My garden is in limited space at the moment - about a 12' x 10'. With all that's planted already I'm needing more space to allow trellised plants like some green beans and cucumbers. Bakers Creek Heirloom sent me a pack of white cucumbers and a friend sent me some Blue Lake beans; both I want to try. So I've decided to till up a new space and try those out there. I'll let you know how it goes. And of course, I took before pics!