(Earlier entry from 3/17/12)
In the middle of March in Minnesota we are usually still covered in snow or at least the ground is still frozen. This year, however, with only about 20" of snow having fallen (compared to last years 75") and balmy weather (it is in the middle to upper 70s) the ground is already thawed and seeds will be going in the ground. Amazing!
I cleaned off the potting bench that my dad made me last year and I started cleaning out garden beds uncovering what is already waking up in our "I Spy Garden" (I have things hidden everywhere).
Goodies spied reaching for the early Spring sun...
|A flower - for the life of me I can't remember what this is! |
Will need to wait and see when it blooms.
The little and I also planted one small tray of herbs - rosemary (a favorite flavor of my eldest), basil and lovage. Garden books are at the ready - my favorite is The Backyard Homestead and I also often refer to The Garden Primer. Stock was taken of our seed stock, one pack of spinach, which I forgot to order with my seed order, was purchased, and I feel we are ready! Now we can't wait for our gardening partner, Grandma, to get home from Arizona!
(Linking up with Ginny over at Small Things for Saturday Garden Journal.)