We had a gorgeous weekend here at Henbogle. Dry and sunny, with a bit of a breeze to keep the black flies at bay. We did a lot of gardening over the weekend; it was so great to be outside. Today I was outside from early morning until 6 pm or so, and it was great. I just love spending these early spring days in the fresh air and sunshine.
We accomplished a lot from the list.
The water hooked up to the back
Fertilized garlic and shallots, then mulched
Prepared pea and bean bed and plant peas
Mulch removal and weeding in other beds
Set seed potatoes out to begin sprouting
Thinned seedlings and set out for a bit of sun
Made and sowed a salad box for Mom
We harvested lettuce from the hoophouse for the second time on Saturday morning. I’ve got lettuce, endive, carrots and spinach going in the hoophouse, with more to follow. I’m thinking about trying some cucumbers under floating row cover — will it work?
I planted Cascadia snap peas. I need to stop by Johnnys today and pick up some Sugar Ann or Sugar Sprint snap peas to compare with a succession planting, somehow I forgot to order those and am using last years remaining Cascadia peas. I hope they germinate well.
Dan did a lot of weeding in the other beds, so now all that remains to do is add more compost, fertilize and I’ll be ready for sowing or transplanting. I have some brassicas I purchased ready to go in, and onions and lettuce. I need to get the tomato/pepper bed ready and get the IRT plastic mulch down on for the soil to warm up. The bed I used the IRT mulch was on last year had the fewest weeds this spring, and the tomatoes and peppers did great. Of course, I’ve yet to make the tomato cages so that project is becoming more urgent, too.