It wasn't a warm weekend. In fact, it was quite chilly. That didn't stop me from planting some of my seedlings in the greenhouse. It is supposed to warm up. If the temperature does dip, I have a little heater. I planted tomatoes, pumpkins, luffas, and a few broccoli plants. I'm not really that committed, there are still seedlings in flats and continue to bring them in and out. There are tomato seedlings coming out my ears. Somehow they seem to have popped up all through my seed starts. The lettuce and spinach I planted is also coming up. I'm hoping they are staggered enough from the ones that are up already. Last year I had horrible luck with trying to stagger plantings. It got too warm too quickly and things didn't come up. My lettuce and spinach was ready in early spring and that was it for the rest of the summer.
I planted a sunflower with the pumpkins. My hope is the pumpkins will crawl up the sunflower and out the window. It has been done before. Now looking at this photo, I see a little tomato coming up under the pumpkin leaf. They are determined buggers.
I added soil and seeds to the windmill bed. A few irises were also transplanted. I am very pleased with the outcome. Lawrence County e-mailed this week and my plants were in. Three apricots, 5 lilacs, and 5 raspberries were promptly planted. My orchard is complete. It has apples, pears, cherries, currants, gooseberries, buffalo berries, plums, sand cherries, nanking cherries, juneberries, chokecherries, blackberries, raspberries, and grapes. The only plants that haven't produced yet are the sand cherries, plums, gooseberries, chokecherries, and buffalo berries. They had a major set back when the blizzard Atlas flattened everything.
I wish you could see the trees better. Everything just blends in. It looks great. Things aren't leafed out yet. They are being smart and waiting until the chance of frost is past.
Not much else is happening in our neck of the woods. I was somewhat glad for the cool temperatures. It helped to motivate me to get a majority of my spring cleaning done. Are you planting your garden? Are you done with your spring cleaning?