This year I received a very nice present from Daphne from Daphne's Dandelions - seeds!! Thank you Daphne for Cherokee Purple tomato, Cilantro and Red Sails lettuce seeds.
Seeds from Daphne!
I'm super excited to grow Cherokee Purple. I've heard great things about this variety of tomato, but never seen them available locally in zone 4. Both Red Sails and Cherokee Purple were planted a couple minutes ago:)
A new thing for this year is 3 brand new raised beds! 12 feet by 3.5 feet each!! For the past few years, I was using a spot (minus sod), but the grass is always creeping into the garden and it was time consuming to shovel out the grass roots every couple months. Hopefully, raised beds will keep the grass out of the garden. I plan to mulch around it, once it is filled with dirt....
3 new raised beds!!
So far most of the seeds are planted indoors by the window - tomatoes, peppers, eggplants etc., Red onions were first seeded in early March, two weeks later the rest of the veggies were seeded. Some of them are sprouted already!!
Seeds soaking in the sun
A view of the plum trees blossoming already!! I don't think we have seen the last of the frost yet, so sadly, we won't have any plums later on.....