|CLOCHES ARE SET OUT, ALL STEAMED UP FROM THE DAMP, SOIL, AS THE AIR QUICKLY CHILLS DOWN FOR THE EVENING IN MID-MARCH. WE CAN STILL GET SNOW ( IT SNOWED YESTERDAY!). NOTICE THE EDGEWORTHIA IN THE POT NEAR THE GREENHOUSE, IT IS ALMOST IN BLOOM.|
As we are experiencing a mild spring, I am planting a few of my Spencer exhibition cut-flower Sweet Peas out early, in mid-March, taking a chance since temperatures are expected to remain in the 50's and 60's all week, and in the 40's at night. I am experimenting with a few of the new plastic cloche's you be seeing in a number of the seed catalogs and garden supply stores, to see how well they work, and to see if I can find a way to use them effectively.
|SOME OF THE SWEET PEAS ARE ALREADY 4 INCHES TALL, THESE I WILl HARDEN OFF OUTDOORS, AND TRY SOME UNDER CLOCHES, AS THE ROOTS ARE ALREADY REACHING THE BOTTOM OF THE ROOTRAINERS.|
In the coops out back, the geese and the ducks are providing us with way too many eggs, we can hardly keep up with poached eggs in the morning.