We have lift off on the few seeds that I have started for the season. Five different kinds of peppers and four different kinds of tomatoes. Today I am starting parsley, the plan being to again make a small batch of parsley wine later this year.
All the seeds are heirloom and I’m growing such a variety of them because we want to save seed from each of them. The peppers and the tomatoes will be planted in the greenhouse, once it is warm enough. They likely won’t move to their new home until the beginning of June, as we have such cold night temperatures here.
I’ve had to start them without the lights, unlike past years. They did a LOT better when they had their own room.
This year they are upstairs with us, hanging about near the windows where they can get the most light. When they get a little bigger I will transplant each into their own pot. A few years ago, I forgot to transplant 3 pepper plants into the greenhouse and here’s proof you can grow peppers in little pots.
There is a lot of yardwork to be done around here, raking and cleaning up all the flower beds. I am working on raking the worst of the lawn area, pulling up the dead grass. I have had the chickens give me a great head start with this, as they have been roaming around scratching at whatever they can find. They were doing too good of a job and starting to be a nuisance in the flower beds which is a bit dangerous at this time of year. Now they have temporary fencing set up for them, so they have the run of the grass down between their coop and the animal garden. Plenty of space for 11 girls to find something to do and eat and they are out of my hair, so to speak.