With the recent snow all but completely melted, I hope to be back in the actual garden very soon.
It’s been a very wet March so far, over 2.5 inches in the first week, so the soil is completely saturated. Once it’s adequately dried out so I can dig into it, I have plans to plant onion sets, potatoes, and seeds of lettuce mix.
The potatoes wait in baskets in the firewood box, dry and dark.
The trees I had felled in November are still lying there.
The sawmill I arranged to come and mill the logs hasn’t done so yet and I’m getting a little anxious.
The 4 apple trees I bought over the winter are waiting for the timber to be removed so I can plant them in that area.
I heeled them in the ground in the garden, but I’d like to get them in their permanent spot where the trunks are lying before they begin to leaf out. They’re all heirloom varieties I found at Century Farm Orchards. The owner, David Vernon, was extremely helpful in guiding me to the trees that were most likely to survive and most likely to suit my preferences. He helped me pick out trees that would have the best chance of surviving our insect pressure, heat, and humidity. Plus, he found trees to expand the harvest season and be good for cooking and fresh eating. My selections were Kinnaird’s Choice, Aunt Rachel, Mary Reid, and Mollie’s Delicious.
I also have 25 asparagus crowns (Pacific Purple) from Nourse wrapped up and waiting for their spot to be vacated by the trunks. Pacific purple asparagus is supposed to have a very good flavor and be more productive than other purples.
The timber is also in the way of where I plan to put a muscadine arbor.
I planted snow peas and sweet peas and snap peas a couple of weeks ago, but as nothing has peeked out of the ground I’m afraid they’ve drowned. I have some seeds left, so I may try again.
We’re poised and ready for spring planting. Waiting, waiting.
Anybody else busting a gut to get out there in the dirt? What are your spring plans?