It’s been a cold wet spring so far. We’ve been lucky to get a few nice warm days, but they are followed with a week or more of cold temperatures and rain/snow. Thankfully it’s been about a week or so since we’ve seen any snow!
This past weekend we were able to get some work in the gardens done. The raised beds have been turned over. I’ve planted garlic and onions in half of one. Also started some spinach in another. It’s far to cold to start anything else in the garden yet. Although we are hoping to get our new pea trellis up soon! Then they can be planted. We found the trellis we used last year was far to short for this variety. Most pea plants I’ve grown only went 2 to 3 feet tall. But this Laxtons Progress peas we’ve been growing the last few years, wow do they grow! Last year they went up a 4 foot trellis, over the top and down to the ground again. The problem was the vines would rub on the top of the chicken wire and break. I’m hoping that a taller trellis will fix that.
In the greenhouse I’ve started some of our seeds. So far cabbage, broccoli, celery, basil, parsley, catnip, sage, thyme and some green peppers. Also a flat of Hinze paste tomatoes, and another flat of tomatoes that are a mixture of types. I can’t remember all the names right now, but they are mentioned in the video below.
I’m hoping the weather clears up so I can get back out to the greenhouse and finish starting my seeds!