Today I was out in the yard and the plants are so ready for spring. I hope they don’t get their little hearts broken but it’s so early for things to be budding out . . even here, we’ll probably still have another freeze or two.
The artichokes are putting on new growth. I have another one in the greenhouse to set out. I meant to start more seeds but never did. It’s probably too late now because by the time they get big enough to put in the garden, we’ll be in the middle of the heat wave and drought. I’m going to put a note on my calendar to start seeds in about September. That way, they can grow and be strong by next spring.
It was windy out and hard to get a good picture but you can see buds on the peach trees.
The elderberries . . how I wish we had planted those when we first got here. Everyone of them has about 10 baby elderberries sprouting up. I know if we stay here long enough, I’ll probably wish we had planted them somewhere else because I can see they are going to be prolific.
Some of the new growth is coming up 2 and 3 feet from the mother plant. Yes, they are going to take over! But they’re so good for us .. I won’t mind. Remind me I said that! 🙂
Last year it seemed like it took forever for the fig trees to bud out but they’re already doing it this year. We’ll probably have a bumper crop of figs and that will ruin my low carb diet. Better to eat a fig than ice cream I suppose.
A tomato is almost ripe in the greenhouse. That has nothing to do with spring but I haven’t had a ripe tomato in the greenhouse in several weeks. There are actually half a dozen or so that can probably be picked tomorrow.
Speaking of the greenhouse, my aloe plant is blooming. I never knew they bloomed! It looks like it’s been blooming for a while and I didn’t even notice it.