Just when the West coast was feeling like spring, we've been hit with a snow storm! The birds were chirping, the sun was coming out to dry the mud and the plants were pushing through the dirt getting ready to flower our spring colours. And today, we're sitting in inches of snow, wrapped in sweaters!
I guess this is life on the West coast. Spring is a long process and takes up the majority of time that other provinces are dealing with full on winter.
Regardless of the weather, I'm already setting my sights on planting the seeds that will become this year's garden plants. Tomatoes, squash, you name it! Last year, the seeds were planted on March 20th, but when I moved them out in May, they were still smaller than I would have liked, so this year, I'm pushing it back 20 days and starting them on March 1st. This should give the young plants time to grow up nice and strong before I switch them to the bed outside.
I've been wondering where to put my starters while they start their lives, and I think I'm taking out my "office" and putting in shelves to hold the trays. My office is really too small to use, and has ended up becoming a place where I stack papers. Hardly the creative space I had hoped it would be! There is the real possibility that I will be taking over the basement room as my new, improved, LARGER office in the near future. That in itself is a real exciting and huge project, which I will save for another post!
So, in the meantime, I'm dreaming of tomatoes and baby squash while I sit in a winter wonderland!