To review: I am L42 and this is my sporadic Almanac for the year 2021.
I just planted my tomato seeds indoors (plus more basil and cilantro). Meanwhile, my eggplants and now peppers are germinating. It’s a miracle.
Next up: the next warm day I will rototill the veg beds again. Then the first week of March or so, I’ll start outdoor direct sowing of the earliest cool-weather crops (covering them as necessary). It’s still a bit cold, but resistance is futile.
Outside, the ground is covered with crocuses, and thousands of other spring flower shoots have spread everywhere. Soon it will be a veritable flower lawn. So much nicer than turf.
I’m excited about some native (to North America) tree and shrub seeds I just ordered from a reliable grower/seed saver in Canada. Finally I’ll get to try growing paw paw, persimmon, black elderberry, serviceberry, and witch hazel, all excellent natives for wildlife habitat restoration, and food/fragrance for all of us. It’s a good start.
Here are some breads E made the other day, y’know, to help keep the house warm. I’ll have a lot of working off to do.