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It’s officially Spring according to the calendar. And it’s been warm. The two combined means it feels like planting time.

And we have some plants to satisfy that urge.

Various herbs, some hardy leafy vegetables, pansies, and primroses to start your 2023 garden off.

(I’d appreciate it if you left my procrastinating self a calendula and primrose. Ok? Ok. Thanks.)

Everything can go in the ground now. If we dip below 32 the herbs would appreciate a sheet. It’s not strictly necessary, but if you hate whiny herbs you may want to cover them up for the night (cover, not smother).

Yes, we will have more plants than this. No, it is not time to plant tomatoes and basil.

The garter snakes were also enjoying the warmer weather this week. Caught this one getting a tan.

The snapdragons and lisianthus are also enjoying their new digs.

You’ll notice that they’re planted in green plastic, not the “usual” black (plastic mulch comes in black, white, green, and red; each color with its own supposed skill set).

Green is supposed to encourage more flowering and it isn’t as hot as the black (both lisianthus and snapdragons thrive in cooler weather, so they don’t need the extra warmth of the black).

Plus the roll of green plastic was closer than the black.

Some seasonal inspiration:

Crispy Fried Egg on Greens

Roasted Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

Roasted Apples, Onions, and Carrots

Four Cheese Broccoli Pizza

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Happy Eating!


PS: Ruth published another book. This one is a kid’s book, based on her mother as a little girl. Sally the Skunk is available on Amazon and we will have a few copies in the store as well.

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