Here's my backyard - covered in snow..... again!
In the other news, I found this packet at Walmart today! A red onion seed packet for $1! I went online to read about it and found that this was a good variety to plant in our region. So I promptly planted 144 seeds(2 each in 72 seed starting trays). I think I was a bit late, planting on March 23, but these packets were not available, the last time I was there. So I will see how they do this year!
I also bought 200 red onion bulbs and 10 garlic bulbs, each for $3. I read about garlic bulbs and found out that they should be planted in fall rather than spring. I will be returning the garlic bulbs back to walmart. Not sure why they would sell them in spring rather than in the fall. I couldn't find garlic bulbs anywhere last fall. I finally bought one bulb from farmer's market.
I've also planted a whole bunch of other seeds, mostly different kinds of flowers - dahlia, zinnia, marigolds, red hot pokers, calendula, daisy, lupines, forget me not etc., a week ago. I thought it was a bit early to start the flower seeds, but my son has been bugging me to plant his flower seeds and since I got my hands dirty, I figured, I might as well plant them all.
They've started to sprout here and there. I'm not sure I have the space for them in our yard, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it. For now, I am happy that my seeds are sprouting!
Since we were snowed in, my dear hubby decided to assemble the raised bed in the basement from all the lumber we had purchased last month. One raised bed is now ready to be transported to the outdoors!