Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March is Here



Nineteen days until Spring!  We checked our seeds yesterday and they all had sprouts so hurray! that will save me a little money on the gardening project.  Here are the marigolds: 

Unfortunately, there was also a lot of mold growing in the little seed checking packets so I threw them all away.  The only ones that didn't have any sprouts were the nasturtiums but I suspect they needed a little more time; their seed coat is a lot harder than most of the ones we were trying. 

It is nice and sunny here today, and should be for a couple of days.  I wish it weren't soggy and muddy out, I am just in the mood to go out and do some garden prep work.  And we have a lot this year.  Yesterday, the boys and I went to a couple of our local garden center / nurseries to see what's going on.  There was not a lot to look at but it was nice to see they are getting things started in their greenhouses.  We saw this interesting plant, or perhaps I should say tree; I have no idea what it is but don't you think Dr. Seuss would have liked it? 


2 comments:

Larissa said...

yay for signs of spring and apparently it's Dr. Suess's birthday this week - my daughter just brought one of his books for show and tell today.

Thimbleanna said...

Dang it -- I knew the name of that plant but I can't remember it! Looks like you're almost ready for spring! We can't plant stuff outside for another two months -- yuck!