On behalf of the vernal equinox (“spring has sprung!”) let’s talk about what we’re growing this year. Gardeners and wannabe growers, here’s our thread!
What seeds have you planted, even if they’re in a pot or window box?
What are your weather prayers?
Any new plants, try-outs, building initiatives?
It’s a warm, sunny day here in western Michigan, so the gardening depots are FULL this afternoon. This being my first year here, after decades in north Texas, I have been advised not to rush things, that there will be more frost/snow, and that this is a false spring.
WHO CARES?!? PLANT ALL THE THINGS!
OK, not really, I did try to restrain myself. Today’s endeavors involved mostly seeds:
- poppies (I put out lots last autumn, but ya never know … )
- sweet peas
I also bestirred myself to plant the tulip bulbs that were chilling in my fridge all winter. Word on the street is, they may show up in several weeks.
I also planted the same tulip varietal in ground late last autumn. We shall see, who will sprout and grow and bloom - it’s like the world’s slowest horse race.
I’m a newbie to tulips (they’re an expensive PITA in N TX, basically squirrel food) and despite multiple attempts, have never gotten ornamental poppies to come up for me.
I’m “gardening” in the shitty, compacted, car-fluid-contaminated dirt of yet another rental … but optimism has no boundaries in spring.
Some stuff came up for me last summer here. Time to see what might grow this year.