Though I look out my window at a field that is thoroughly frosted and not entirely free of snow, I KNOW things are growing.
Yesterday on a trip back from town the emerging catkins on one of the Salix discolor (known as "pussy willow" in the places where "pussy" still connotes a purring feline -- unlike my favorite forum on City-Data, where my post about this sign of spring was edited into "***** willow! LOL) caught my attention. Three of these little trees that I started from roadside cuttings last spring are now planted along our driveway and one of the three now has tiny catkins! The jury is still out on the other two. While I was admiring the new growth, I checked out the lilacs and found swelling buds as well. Better get to the pruning of the roadside maple, pronto I guess!
Inside, my new growing racks are growing fuller..
early lettuces -- the ones that were large enough to transplant this week
Baby Brussel Sprouts (which I am never sure how to spell but do know how to cook!) This variety is called Oliver.
Early cabbages (Gonzales, I think...)
Danish Ballhead (late) cabbages... I had TONS of these guys, gave away more than I have here
and the leeks
And there are now peppers seeded and more tomatoes will be planted today as I ran out of time yesterday.
Now, all I need to do is to materialize a rototiller or a small tractor with a tiller attachment in the next month.
You listening up there??
- ► 2010 (16)
- Hanging on for the ride
- It's GROWING!
- New Moon, Stirring the Pot
- Maine Maple Sunday
- Season of changes
- in preparation for Spring
- two days ago they weren't but now they are
- Spring and days off
- No worms in this moon for us!
- By the light of the silvery moon...
- It's beginning to look like MUD season!
- Road trip!
- Busy time since the last snowfall!
- ▼ March (13)