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March

I tried to post a photo directly from my 'smart' phone last week that showed my spring indicator plant, my little Iris reticulata bulbs, but it must have gotten lost in cyberspace somewhere.  Anyways, it needs to be recorded here that they bloomed on March 19th, about 3 weeks ahead of last year! 




It is March 29th and today I was thinking the grass almost needs to be mowed.  Unbelievable.  At least the temps are slightly closer to normal now so things slow down a bit.  No more 70's every day like the previous couple of weeks.

Last week on one of the nice, sunny days, my Girl and the dog played in the garden while I pruned and cleaned out the entire row of raspberries.  Today, we mulched them with straw and I feel so accomplished.  At least we'll have raspberries this year, if nothing else gets done. 

Also today, at T-minus 6 weeks until last frost date, we planted seeds downstairs under the grow lights for:

Tomato- Roma, Super Sweet 100, Brandywine, and Supersteak
Broccoli- Romanesco and Packman

I also had some random annual seeds laying around so we started 6 cells of each type.  I think we'll cram them in wherever they fit in the raised veggie beds for color and to attract pollinating insects:
Zinnia Envy
Aster Crego Mixed Colors
Sunflower Teddy Bear
Cosmos Bright Lights Mixed

We are getting closer to spring!

I love, love, love my little garden helper.

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