When the snow thaws, and the bird song becomes an excited orchestra, and the sunshine feels a bit warmer, and the fresh air smells a little sweeter... these are my favourite signs of Spring. Just the word feels green and new! Time to plant some veggie seeds and get the garden ready...
|Seeds from Halifax Seed, and some great gardening books, including our local gardener extraordinaire, Niki Jabbour!|
|Tomatoes, Bok Choi, Peas and Beans, Spinach, Kale, Chard, Edamame, Celery, Cabbage, Parsnips, Carrots, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Lettuces, Watermelon... oh and Sunflowers :)|
|So cute! So full of life-giving promise...|
|Tiller belt issues. Had to exchange it for one that didn't conk out 20 times.|
|Beautiful, fertile soil!|
|A little added compost full of manure and wood chips.|
|Black landscaping fabric will hopefully cut down on the weeding, and keep the soil warm and moist.|
|Daina, Spring 2013|
Are you planting a garden, too? Any tips or favourite veggies you'd like to share?
and you think you have only One bunny? I think Peter has spread the word... hear the thumpings beyond the brush? where's the carrot patch :DReplyDelete
ps... jealous over here, expecting 30-40cm in next two days Plus the drifts. BUT Sunny Today :D
I got a picture of the bunny yesterday! He's so cute and fat (or maybe a preggy She?). So sad you're getting so much snow! Ah well, nothing like a bit of back-breaking exercise... plus Spring will be So much more Welcome when it finally arrives. xoxoDelete
Wow, thanks for the local literary love! Great post.. I look forward to following your progress. These past few days have been spectacular - weather-wise and I've been busy digging, weeding and seeding too.. :)ReplyDelete
Ahh it's you! Oh boy, the pressure is on now ;) Niki, I've got a few gardening books that I thought were good, and I've flipped through several more, but yours is exceptional. I feel spoiled that your experience is right here in NS, and I love knowing that there is no reason why I can't have fresh veggies all year. My husband and I have been really inspired by this book. We put up grow lights in the basement, I planted a huge variety from seed that I will transplant into our garden, plus I planted 4 rows directly in the garden. There is so much I know I haven't done right, like the timing (we're a bit late!) and checking soil pH, but we'll get it right some day. It's so exciting! Happy Spring :)Delete