Busy Building Weekend 3.31.13

New Garden Boxes
It has been a busy weekend in the garden. I spent much time pulling out last years plants, weeds, and other random plants. Today we also built two 8 foot long garden boxes. Phew, it was some hard work!! We will be working on filling the boxes next weekend. This is our attempt to keep the bunnies away from our veges!

The rhubarb plant seems to be coming back in the garden. The strawberry plant is producing leafs again. Also, I was happy to see that one of our climbing rose plants grew a bit.

Marigold Seedlings
 Indoors I have a number of plants under lights including Marigolds, Broccoli, Poppy flowers, and onion plants. I planted peas outside on my balcony. Soon it will be time to start the tomato seeds. Also, I have some Begonia tubers that I need to start indoors.
Onion Seedlings

Growing Roses
Rhubarb Growing

PaperWhites and other Dealings.

Paper white bulbs 3/23

Remember the Paper White bulbs I bought last week? Those little bulbs now have plenty of roots and I have moved them into water crystals to grow. I took another trip out to my garden plot and was devastated to see that it was once again completely flooded! Thus, no gardening  got done this weekend there.

Nonetheless, at home, my onions and marigolds have germinated. I am a bit concerned that these seedlings will not get enough light from my windows.

Daffodils Peaking and Tulips All Gone

Double Beauty Daffodil Bulbs 3/16/13
Double Beauty Daffodils (cover pic)
Geese Watching
From my planting this past fall, it looks like my tulips have been eaten by the greedy little rabbits. However, my pretty pretty daffodils are peaking from beneath the ground. Also, shoutout to the geese.

PaperWhite Bulbs Steal

I got these 8 bulbs at the supermarket for a grand total of $2. What a steal!! Now lets just hope that they bloom.

First Visit to the Community Garden

Community Garden Lot 3/10/13
I could not get to the gate of my lot due to a huge puddle on top of the grass. I went into the next row and manged to take a shot of my lot. It was sad to see the snow covered lot and the two "rivers" in the walkways.

A Start to the Growing Season

We had another huge snow fall in Massachusetts this past week. Hopefully, this will be the last of the season as I am excited to get out into the garden and start my bidding. I doubt the snow will melt in time for any garden work to get done tomorrow. I had to start SOMETHING!!! so i sowed some onion seeds (Botanical Interests Flat of Italy) indoors. I also read that Waltham 29 Broccoli can germinate in as low as 40 degrees F and planted a row outdoors on the balcony.