May 1, and it’s snowing outside! How strange, but typical at the same time. Yesterday was a gorgeous 70-degree day and Abi and I did a lot of relaxing outside and not much else.
I promised an update on the garden a while back. I can say this is the best I have done with starting seeds indoors so far, and I try every year. I have 12 tomato plants and 4 basil plants that are starting to get a little light-starved but looking good nonetheless. I bought a real grow light – a shop light with 2 grow bulbs and it did help quite a bit.
Outside, I am not having as much luck. I am on my second attempt at radishes / kale / lettuce, and the birds keep eating them! Wes thinks some netting might help. I also still think a cold frame would be a big help, maybe for this fall. Seeds of Change has a collapsible one that I really like, and we wouldn’t have to build it. Plus we figured out building one would cost at least $100.
Only one more week and I can get everything planted outside – the ‘maters, basil, peppers (going to buy those), bean seeds, squash seeds, and marigold seeds. That will be a lot of fun.
The daffodils I planted last fall came up really well and I am happy with how they look out front. They definitely make the house look more cheerful.
We also have a very persistent mama robin that loves the top of our speaker outside for a nest. I am hoping there will be baby birds to look at before too long, but I am also kind of hoping they stop eating our plants!