Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Not spring here yet

It has been a while since I've shared some pictures. Computer woes. Here are a few from the last couple months.

Sitting in the sun in front of the woodstove.

We took a family road trip to the nearest city, Anchorage, about four hundred miles south. Enjoyed being closer to the mountains.

We are all planning our gardens. Noah is excited about growing Watermelon, potatoes, carrots, thyme and flowers. Avery is planning on growing Watermelon, beets, broccoli, carrots and also lots of flowers. So far I have herbs and celery germinating. It is almost time to sow tomato and pepper seed along with some flowers. If you start your tomatoes too early they get leggy and root bound and don't take off as quickly when planted out. I think one of the biggest mistakes Alaskan gardeners make is not knowing when to start what. I was over at someones house the other day and they had cucumbers and squash already sown in six pack holders. That won't do folks! If you are a new gardener or don't have experience gardening here, pick up the Alaskan Growers Guide, or a seed starting schedule from your local Nursery. Also, visit your local Cooperative Extension and pick up a wealth of information for your area.

Doesn't feel like Spring here, but none the less, Happy Spring Everyone!


PatsyAnne said...

Emily, Noah and Avery - it is Spring - when you start making your garden charts, when you sit around with packets of seeds waiting to be planted in the sun warmed earth, when you get to look up at the sun and know it will be there to warm you on the morrow - well its spring. Your blood runs warmer, your heart beats faster, you watch the trees for migrating birds - yup its spring - it has sprung!

Ashling said...

Guessing your Spring arrives late and leaves early...