I’m coughing, sniffling, sneezing, and tearing up. But I’m also enjoying the new blooms.
I did suffer casualties though. For example, I killed my jasmine plant with the dry indoor air. I attempted to overwinter pepper plants in order to jump-start this years fruiting season but was unsuccessful. My lavender did not survive its second winter outdoors nor did my lime tree survive its second winter indoors. Oh well.
|Red vein sorrel|
With the daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, tulips, and cherry tree blossoms up came my red vein sorrel, several mint plants, tarragon, and my lemon verbena (over wintered indoors) which I thought I had lost. The sage didn’t do so well outside, but the rosemary and thyme did fine indoors. Of course, the parsley thrived indoors and is now bolting, so I guess I need to plant seeds again.
I started seeds in early March for a wide variety of tomato, pepper, and basil plants, and can’t wait for it to get warm enough for me to transplant them outdoors.
Today being Earth Day, I’m reminded of the joy of dropping a seed in the soil, waiting and watching, then coaxing, and nurturing along a young seedling into maturity, and stuffing its fruit, the fruit of my labour, into my mouth.
Of course, today would be the day my good friend the bunny would return. This year though, I’m going to do my best not to share!