Wow. How'd the weekend get to be over so fast?
Well, it was a busy one.
Theo and I planted some nasturtiums with the pineapple sage.
(They haven't come up yet.)
Nasturtiums take some work to plant.
You have to file away a tiny little bit of the seed coat so that the seedling can break through. (This simulates the trip through a bird's digestive system that the seeds normally take.)
Theo worked very hard and very carefully with the delicate task. He only lost three or four seeds, but that was the deck's fault for having gaps between the boards.
Everything seems to be surviving the freezing snap, thanks to our hand-me-down greenhouse.
The pineapple sage and one purple basil are happy for the protection. The kale would probably do fine without it, but since I tucked the basil in there (one of the kale plants didn't survive an altercation with a squirrel), the whole thing had to go under cover.
The oregano is doing fine in there, too. We sowed some alyssum, which seem to be sprouting.
Lettuce is going gangbusters. Two or three salads' worth already harvested. (And they're totally shrugging off the freezes.)
Snapdragons are doing okay.
And the peas, too.
Nicer weather expected this week. I may pull things out of the greenhouse for a bit, let them get some sun.
But the locals warn me not to be fooled. "Don't plant anything before Memorial Day," they tell me.