Speaking of garden projects, there's been quite a bit of progress. Last Sunday afternoon I started most (not quite all) of my seeds for the year. I like to use the convenient little Jiffy peat pellets that come with a tray for seed starting. It's super easy to grow out little seedlings in them for potting up later. I took a photo to show you the process.
The tomatoes, basil, zinnias, and rose campion have all started to sprout. I'm still waiting on the peppers.
Out in the raised bed, the radishes and lettuce are up! They're too close together and will have to be thinned eventually--sowing such tiny seeds is really difficult. I'm sure once the carrots sprout (no sign of those yet) they'll be the most crowded of all.
Remember the daffodil bulbs I bought on a clearance rack over Christmas and planted on New Year's Day? The ones I thought might have been planted too late to bloom this year? This is what they look like today.
We planted the bulbs in clusters around the crepe myrtle trees. There were a dozen clusters all together, and all twelve spots look like this, with short flowers getting ready to open. This fall I'll probably add some more varieties of daffs (these are King Alfreds) as well as some hyacinths.
I'm glad March is finally here. Besides being my birthday month (yay!), it's the real start of spring (my favorite season). Last night when we took George out for a walk, we saw the first rabbit of the year. It was on our neighbor's lawn close to the circle of light cast by their porch light. After seeming to disappear in the fall and winter months, the return of these little guys is a sure sign of spring.