Spring is just around the corner and that is evident in so many parts of the garden.
|The strawberry plants are all producing flowers|
|The peach trees are the first|
The peas and broad beans are providing their last - it almost feels as though I am stealing from the plants. There are so few peas left on the plants, but I just can't resist.
|How priviledged I am to be able to harvest|
fresh, organic produce from my garden :)
|The maximum number of peas in any pod|
never exceeded 9!
|There were only so many broad beans I could fit|
in my apron pocket
|Now I can collect much more than before :)|
We had big warnings broadcast on the TV and radio for extreme weather with an extended cold snap starting on Wednesday, and the maximum temperatures indicate a possibility of snow on the mountains? I am loving the cool weather, but it is preventing my seeds from germinating.
|Pumpkin and butternut seeds in their mini|
greenhouses, all housed in an old styrofoam
container for added protection
You recall I did a posting on using empty egg shells as seedling containers. That worked really well last year, so I have to continue with this method agin this year. I was also lucky enough to find eggs in my local Spar which were packaged in a plastic egg carton. Why is bringing more plastic home lucky? Well, I figured that I could use the carton as a mini greenhouse :)
|Sunset view of the spring blossoms :)|
It seems to be working a treat :)
|The beauty of nature - sunrise at 6.53 this morning|
Here is a pic from Tuesday mornings' sunrise - a typical sight here prior to an approaching storm...