My thyme seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves, so I thinned them out by using tiny scissors to cut out any extras, and then I transplanted them into newspaper pots that I made:
How tiny these plants are! I can't wait to smell these leaves this summer! Hey! I just noticed that the "cup" has "for His Kingdom" printed on it, upside down! The other has the words "Christian" and "philosophy" on it. It's thyme for His Kingdom!
I planted 2 kinds of cucumbers, 2 kinds of marigolds, some zinnias and bachelor's buttons on the 17th - the cucumbers began to sprout after 1 day; everything else is sprouting today (19th):
I hung up a new light in my basement, since I was running out of room with my other 2 lights. I calculated that I have about 250 little plants growing down there! So, I needed another light. I learned in my WMMGA class that you don't have to buy special, expensive lights. I bought a shop light for $20 and 2 T5 fluorescent bulbs. I couldn't insert the bulbs at first, and ended up going back to Home Depot where a saleswoman showed me how. I then bought 4-foot chains to hang the lamp from the ceiling, so I can adjust it as the plants grow. The chains that the light came with were only a few inches long:
Outdoors, things are popping up all over the place! All the daffodil bulbs that Jamie planted are coming up:
Sadly, Jamie and I are going to have this tree taken down in November. The kids grew up swinging from its branches.
Also, I see signs of peonies, bleeding hearts, chives, foxglove, forsythia and apple blossoms, plus tiny blue flowers that I don't know the name of:
And of course, the weeds are here:
Well, I guess these are "winter annuals"! James asked, "Mom, what are all these tiny white flowers?" I said, "Weeds". "What are weeds?" "Plants that are growing where you don't want them to grow." James felt sorry for the weeds.
A few weeks ago, the end of March, I planted lettuce, spinach and green onions in with the garlic:
The garlic is taking off:
And of course, there's Shadow. He thinks it's his garden. The neighbor's dog, Abby, thinks it's her garden, too. I had to chase her out the other day, because she was rolling around in the manure I put down. Sheesh! I have a hard enough time with the deer and the rabbits, never mind a dachshund!
Speaking of pests, notice how there are no fences in any of these pictures. I had a "fence guy" come out this week to look at the yard. Still don't know how we're going to fence it all in.