|Vegetable seedlings the week before transplanting.|
|Winter beets, lettuce,|
Planting holes are being prepared for cucumbers, melons, and zucchini. We will have another try at pumpkins this year, but since we don't want them to ripen until September, it's best to wait until May to plant. Temperatures are warm enough to plant sweet corn: our green manure crop of clover reached knee-hight last week; it was time to incorporate it into the soil to enjoy its rich nitrogen benefits. Tilling it under was just as cumbersome as I remember it was last year, but a double pass in cross-directions took care of the job in about an hour. Soil will continue to warm over the next three weeks until we're ready to plant.
|Meyer lemon tree with blossoms perfumes the deck.|