Early spring garden
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I put our pot
of peas on top of
the fridge, figuring that was the warmest spot inside during this
shoulder season when we're only running the wood stove now and
then. Just over a week later, the pea sprouts are up and growing
fast! I figure we'll be able to snip off tendrils to munch on
starting next week.
in the quick hoop,
the lettuce bed has greened right up. I anticipate our first
spring salad by the middle of March.
(See that grass in the
background? That's the barley cover crop that didn't winter
kill. I'm going to have to figure out how to make it bite the
dust before I plant the March bed of lettuce.)
Rounding out my March baby
onions I started indoors are so tall I'm starting to
wonder if they need to be repotted. This is the trouble with
starting seeds inside --- they look so cute and low-work when you drop
72 seeds in a flat, but what do you do a few weeks later when they need
more elbow room? I detest the endless round of potting up (and
the neighboring task of finding room for all of those larger and larger
pots), so I may choose to transplant these guys into the onion quick
hoop I plan to build next week. For those of you who start your
onions indoors from seed, how soon do you put your onions out in a cold
frame or straight in the garden?