As soon as we got back from Florida/Bahamas we got a jump on our seed starting. Butch is the “garden-master” at the Perch, and has everything planned/mapped out in mysterious notebooks that litter the coffee table. For Round 1 (of 3) of seed starting, we planted the following: Tomatoes (various, mostly Roma for sauce), peppers, eggplant, broccoli, broccoli raab, brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage and swiss chard. Yum!
It’s been about a week since we started the seeds, and because of finally figuring out this year that we needed to have adjustable grow lights, the seedlings are a’poppin’ (I took a few different photos throughout the week to show growth)! Butch also built a mini cold-frame (photos to come), and the hardier stuff has spent a couple of days out there already.
And once the snow finally left us alone (fingers crossed), I could clearly see all my spring bulbs re-emerging from their winter’s sleep. The iris and tulips are just showing the green, the daffodils and hyacinths are starting to bud…but the crocus is in full beautiful bloom! It’s a welcome bit of color in the otherwise dreary landscape – although all the rain this week should get that grass green in no time!