Monday, March 28, 2011

Stormy Weather

This isn't the metaphorical stormy weather of the old song; I'm not pining for a man to return, but my little seedlings here in the house are surely pining for a return to sunshine.

We had a nice long stretch of it before thunder started shaking the house and the rain started falling down like the sky is one big waterfall. The crazy weather seems to mean, though, that spring is really here. The good news is that the cold and cloudy will be over soon, and my seedlings will pine no more, but we need for the cool spring to continue if we are going to have good lettuces, spinach, and other spring veggies. If it gets warm too soon, the spring crops don't do well.

When I got home from work today, the clouds were still here, along with the cool temperatures, but the rain had let up, and I had a chance to see how things are holding up out in the yard.

The peas have made a good start:

And so have the potatoes:

On the edge of the garden, the patch of horehound (perennial) is greening up as well as any fuzzy, grayish green plant can, and the grape hyacinth are blooming right alongside.

Elsewhere in the yard, the goldenseal is beginning to bloom. This loves our yard; it has spread to make a nice big patch.

And the toad trillium are beginning to bloom.

Spring is definitely here.


  1. I'm jealous of those potatoes! Mine are still sitting all cut up on a plate in the kitchen, it has been in the 30's for several days now putting a real damper on my spring planting enthusiasm!

  2. Erin, Those potatoes have been in the ground for almost three weeks now, so I had been wondering when they would start sending up shoots. When spring pops, it really POPS! Those leaves weren't anywhere in sight just a few days ago. On the other hand, the peas have been progressing at a more sedate pace.


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