The girls have been very busy in the compost area.
And while they were doing that I was able to work a bit on the raised beds. I cleaned out the Coop Under the Stairs (where they spent too much time this winter) and added the poopy shavings to all the beds. Then I added some compost mixed with soil that I got at the garden center.
The tomatoes, peppers and eggplants will be in these beds this year. They won’t be planted for awhile but the beds are ready. The girls should be finished with the compost by then so I will add a bit of that when I plant.
I did plant peas today though and some spinach. It is still a bit cold but I think spinach will be alright..and I can easily cover it if I need to.
I also planted some broccoli and some lettuce. I got these at the garden center when I got the soil….I couldn’t resist. I have some very small lettuce and broccoli that I started from seed but it is not ready to be planted yet and given how popular my lettuce is with the local wildlife (An Unexpected Visitor) I thought I would plant some extra this year.
I started this kale and chard from seed and it is still a bit small but the greenhouse is getting full and kale and chard are pretty hardy. I have hoops over everything I planted and will cover them at night for awhile since it is still in the 30s here at night.
The season has begun! There are a lot of plants still in the greenhouse and more under the grow light inside..the planting has just begun. It is a wonderful time of year!
Even the primroses that were so cheerful inside all winter have been moved outside…
….where they remain a cheerful sight!
At long last…Spring has sprung! 🌷🌺🌻
Happy gardening everyone!