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Tag Archives: Spring
I’m a bad plant mom!
These “Vintage” stock plants were seeded December 31st. They’ve required care and loving attention, space and lights since then. When they came into bloom February 22, some were planted in a decorative pot and allowed to settle in for a … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Critter damage, frost damage, gardening, Indiana gardening, Spring, when mistakes happen 11 Comments
Spring has arrived!
I posted this photo on Fb earlier this week, and many responses from “locals” was “It’s too early!” After all, it is just mid-March, but checking my bloom journal for the prior three years the spring blooms are actually right … Continue reading
Posted in Spring, spring bulbs, Uncategorized Tagged crocus, Indiana gardening, irises, Spring, spring bulbs 14 Comments
The forecasters were correct for once, although we really didn’t get much rain at all before it turned into snow as the temperatures fell. By evening, even the tiny, tiny flakes were beginning to form a thin blanket. I’d been … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged April Snow, Indiana gardening, Indiana weather, potager, Spring, spring blooms, tulips 10 Comments
I spy, with my own eye…something yellow!
Yesterday was a lovely, still, sunny day with a high temp of 39 degrees F. We’ve actually had seven sunny days out of eight, above freezing during the day but freezing at night. A lovely start to March! I headed … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged chives, crocus, first blooms of spring, Indiana gardening, potager, Spring 29 Comments
The birdbath is frozen solid and frost covers the lawn, but the sun is shining and the forecast is wonderful: above freezing and no snow or rain for the next five…that’s 5, FIVE fabulous, fantastic, freeze-free days ahead!!!! It’s … Continue reading
Posted in edible flowers, Planting Time, Uncategorized Tagged edible flowers, Hardening-off plants, Indiana gardening, planting, Potager, Spring, viola 8 Comments
Yesterday I checked the 10-day forecast (as I always do) and beyond a slightly chilly night, the forecast was for dry and sunny and tah-dah!!! three days in a row above 40 degrees! So, I bundled up (these old bones … Continue reading
Posted in planting, Spring, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening, weather Tagged gardening, grow your own food, Indiana weather, peas, Potager, shallots, Spring, vegetable gardening 22 Comments
An April 1 Comparison
Many of us are complaining about the absence of Spring. The continuing Winter is playing havoc with succession planting plans, and throwing a wrench into forecasted total production tallies. The potager is beginning its third season. On April 1st in … Continue reading
Posted in Potager, Spring, Uncategorized Tagged gardening, Potager, Spring, winter weather 15 Comments
Weather delay; Spring postponed!
Happy First Day of Spring! (Insert groan here!) It’s snowing, and it’s beautiful, but it’s not the way I wanted to celebrate the official start of the growing season. Potatoes were supposed to be planted on St Patrick’s Day, … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, Uncategorized, weather Tagged "herbal" umbrellas, gardening, snowfall, Spring 9 Comments
What happens if….
it rains 16 out of 18 days? The Gardener gets very grumpy, watching the fields flood and the mulch washing away. The area farmers will have to replant hundreds of acres once it dries out, and planting in general is … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, gardening, Spring, Uncategorized, weather Tagged blogging, frost damage, gardening, rain, Spring, weather 22 Comments
April review of the Potager
Although it was slow-going early in the month due to continual rain, seeding and planting is caught up for the moment. The potager has really changed since April began. Several beds have seeded crops growing, like this one with peas … Continue reading
Posted in arbors, garden planning, gardening, garlic, kitchen gardens, Potager, raised beds, shallots, Spring, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening Tagged gardening, garlic, kitchen gardens, potager, shallots, Spring 24 Comments