this past Sunday was a Nook & Cranny day
All the winter’s snow has melted into the earth
And a slight blush of buds can be seen on the hillside treetops
No more ice at the pond
Peepers were chirping throughout the day
Seeding day for me
The seed rack has been labeled!
Happy dance while Bob picks the various varieties du jour.
There was a full days worth of things to do
Here’s Bob in the Cathedral watering carrots
I went to my usual domain in the greenhouse & got to filling trays after saying hello to the babies
This is what 25 trays looks like
Then I got to seeding them
Here is the hoop house next to the greenhouse
Where young plants transition from a heated place to an unheated place, and then to the Big Outside to “harden off” before being transplanted into earthville.
Brassicas, such as cabbage, broccoli, & kale are under remay to protect them from a killing munch-down by flea beetles.
Spinach, chard, beets, & lettuces are on the other side
Other was my nearby shadow for most of the time I was seeding
He & Sebastian have been busy
I found a few 1/2 mice near the barn
Slowly the land begins to transform
Lettuce initiates the outside beds
Followed by spinach, which I got to transplant with gratitude.
Nice to be a part of this step in the process. Very satisfying.
(I forgot to take photos of the transplanted beds…)
Kale was also transplanted, and fava beans, & cilantro were direct seeded.
There was more to do but I had to get home to tend to the kitties there
& the lovely Rosie