Today is the first real gardening day of the year. It's so warm I almost wanted to sow rocket. Instead I planted out several strawberry plants saved for the ones lost during the cold winter. I also planted the 20 dutch irises around the vegetable plot, 4 lily against the potting shed, and 20 other mixed colour bulbs around the borders.
To my great delight, Japanese greens musuna sowed last summer survived the winter! They were sowed at the wrong spot under the runner beans and were too further from the border that they were never picked. Another reason for that was I prefer vegetables with bigger leaves; however the overwintering is a great merits when there are not too many vegetables around at this time of year. These will see me through till next couple of months, dare I hope? I digged them all up and potted them with fresh compost on a large garden pot.
I moved some of the peas from the windowsills to the garden, those peas shoots are over 10cm and I gave them the haircut and just had them with the venison dinner. I also sowed my next batch. I must increase my scale of production, so that the mini size vegetable port1ion will become decent meals. I really envy those with allotment and big garden!
The spring bulbs are showing their heads but the little yams I planted at the same time didn't show any sign. Wondering whether they are still alive and well; I got 3 more baby yams ready to put in if last years batch didn't make it; I was debating whether to put them indoor or put them outside. I decided to wait another week or so. I gave the veg plot a good soak for it was quite dry. I wanted to get the garlic chives into production mood they looked rather thirsty.
Spring is here. I wish it stay warm and behave like today!
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