Some classic spring weather to start off our early spring planting. It was exceptionally warm on the official first day of spring, followed by colder rain showers the next day, when we were scheduled to plant (of course). But, it held off perfectly for us when it came to assembly time. I dashed in and out between showers beforehand to survey and lay out some boundary lines for the planting. Because I’m curious about soil temperature, of course, I measured it: 53°F, and the air temperature was about 54° when we planted.
It was wonderful to finally kick-off the garden season, and we were in high spirits. A little weeding, some fertilizing, shoveling and raking it in, and then…..seed sowing! To start off: a couple of rows of lettuce, a row each of Swiss chard, scallions, and beets, and a row split to spinach and kale. The kale started growing so fast we were able to harvest 1 pound of it about the time we quit! Just kidding. The harvest was from some overwintering kale, that is starting to flower and needs to get used up. Then there was a consensus to plant snap peas and some mesclun greens mix, which will be added during the coming week.
And now, for the patience part.