There’s lots of different types of daffodils blooming in my yard now.
The seeds planted back in March are doing well except for the Milkweed. Not a single sprout in sight. The growing seedlings get a boost of a tablespoon of fish emulsion dissolved in a gallon of their water twice a week. Kale, some herbs and cabbages are set out now, during the day. The sprouted peas are planted in a potted trellis that held black eyed Susan vines last year.
Meanwhile, tomatoes, peppers and tender annuals continue to grow in the basement under lights. Our last frost date is in just 5 1/2 weeks and by then, everything will be planted out in the garden
The rhubarb is unfurling and things are coming alive. The fritillaries I planted are looking good but seem to have had no effect on deterring moles. My front yard is a giant mole hotel. All the roses except the rugosas are ruined, the roots eaten to nubs.
It’s raining so I’ll be spending the day in the kitchen. I have more seedlings to transplant, (they are taking over the house!), and I want to catch up on some cooking. There’s chicken broth on the stove. We buy local, free range chickens and not a bit is wasted. Even the bones are used.. burnt in the fireplace and composted.
If I have time, I might work on some needlework later and make some berry crumble with the last of the blackberries and raspberries, in the freezer from last year’s crop.
Happy, productive days!