|some backyard visitors in March|
I have grapevines to plant. Again .. wait and hope for sunny weather.
It is amazing to watch plant life unfold after being dormant all winter. Perennials look stick dead until you peek near the soil and see life clinging near the roots. There is much trimming to do in the next few weeks to remove the dead tops of these plants.
Our little indoor greenhouse is brimming with overwintered plants, geranium starts, seed trays, grow lights and a heating mat. I chose the seeds to have a mix of paste tomatoes for sauces and heirlooms for slicing. One of our 4 x 8 ft. raised beds held 32 plants last year producing 140+ pounds of tomatoes. We grew them using the square foot garden planting system .. training them to grow UP .. anchoring them to tall trellises. These raised beds have thawed enough to plant peas and early spring seeds.
|It looks like we're in for more rainy weather in the Inland Northwest|