Spring has Sprung
The outside is delightful. The birds are chirping and the warm Spring rain is quenching the thirsty earth. It's time for nature to wake up. Spring is my favorite time of the year. Every thing just seems right in the Spring. New life abounds in plants and animals. Even old gardeners begin to feel the urge to be more active and have more energy. The smell of the moist earth; the sounds of the wild life; and the Spring blooming flowers all have an effect on emotions in a positive way. Filled with new ideas and plans for the garden year, work begins in Terra Nova Gardens.
The garden expansion continues. One and a half more raised beds have been built with one more in the plan. It will make for six beds on this half of the garden. The inside fences will be constructed in preparation for the electric fence. I always have high hopes to stay on top of the weeds but alas by August they are a bit out of control. Hopefully, this year will be that year when I win and weeds lose. 😃😃
My plant seedlings are busting at the seams to get outside. The soil temperature is 46 degrees and should reach the 50 degree mark for me to plant by next week. I'll be hardening off the plants starting tomorrow by putting them outside for a couple hours the first day and increasing the time each day to perhaps all day by Friday. Then they will be ready to plant out along with sowing radishes. Salads will be on the way. Tomatoes, Green pepper, and Eggplant will have to wait another four to six weeks before planting out. They are all ready to be transplanted for the first time. Each of the two transplanting times the plants will get fresh potting mix which gives them a good boost. By the middle of May they will be nice sturdy plants ready for the real world.
That's pretty much all for this time. Happy gardening to all.