A Cool Spring

Tulips are close. Not sure what colors these are, many are actually blooming for the first time this year. The Queen of the Night are the ones I was excited about the most but those don’t look like they’ll flower, however. Last season I thinned and planted Muscari throughout the bed. So they came back…

Here they come!

It’s still been pretty cold outside and I’ve not had enough free time to get into the gardens and beds. Despite the neglect, some of the flowers are taking care of themselves. Pictured here are Crocus, Tulips, and Hyacinth. In the background are Iris and Daylily. Normally the Snowdrops would be first to arrive. Not…

AND THE WINNER IS? (drum roll)

  Today was 70°F in Buffalo, NY. The warmest day of the year. It’s supposed to drop into the 40°s and rain for a few days, but that’s the norm for April. The sunlight inspired this grouping of Crocus to open wide. Some Hyacinths, Tulips, Snow Drops, and Muscari are all coming up and even…

Fall into Winter – Happy New Year

The season was ending. Harvests were getting less frequent yet I still had much to do. At this point I should have been pulling hydration lines, cutting mulch and compost into the beds, but I was only collecting seeds. As you can see from the picture above, Morning Glory were still coming on strong. Put…

Snow Peas

All About Peas

Early In & Early Out One of the earliest crops you can plant in the North are Peas. As soon as the soil can be worked, even if there’s snow on the ground, you can plant Peas. Keep in mind that the colder it is outside the more slowly they will germinate. At a consistent…

Tents

30’s Tonight. Is it May?

Typical weather in Buffalo. Last year the last frost we got was so late it ruined the Peaches and Apples in our area. Tonight temperatures by the lake, my place, will fall into the 30’s, counties to the North will be in the 34 degrees area, and the counties to the South, away from the…

Last Week

Only a couple of Cauliflower plants actually came up. I’m presuming the conditions were too cold for them. I’m taking what I got and waiting until late Summer to plant the others for a Fall crop. I picked up some straw this week from a local farmer outlet and have more coming from a friend…