I had business in Europe the last few weekends. Finally, I am back home and the good weather has allowed me to catch up on the spring chores.
I raised the height of 2 of the beds. This year we will plant garlic, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, spinach, bell peppers, hot peppers, green onions, herbs, basil and tomatoes. I brought some of last year's compost into several beds, and turned the beds over. We are not going to plant potatoes. We had a great crop last year, but we can only keep them until mid-February before they start to sprout. We decided to opt for more squash (which we freeze).
I am watching the garlic plants. We put it in last fall, but only half the crop had emerged so far. We had a rough winter - I hope the other bulbs will emerge soon.
The chives, oregano and Russian tarragon are doing well. I can't say the same for the thyme and sage. I have to watch them to see if they made it through the winter. The rhubarb is coming in fine.
I finished cleaning up the yard where the well driller had done his work. I filled and leveled the excavations, shoveled up more clay and debris, and spread some grass seed. I also re-stacked the stones over the well head and put the old-fashioned pump on the well.
I removed the snow plow, tire chains, and wheel weights from the tractor. Next weekend I'll put the mower deck on (must remember to sharpen the mower blades).
I raked up a lot of twigs and spruce cones. I also raked out the shade garden and the painted garden beds.
I will plant some spinach next weekend. The weather will need to be more amenable before the rest of the garden goes in (probably late May!).
I put in a couple of rowing sessions and a bike ride this weekend. Time to kick back and relax!