|Left to right-Kale, Mint in background, French sorrel, chives|
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Wow. What a crazy, warm late winter! In the 80’s in mid/late March in the Midwest. Everything is blooming and growing weeks ahead of normal. The daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, and tulips are all in bloom at the same time.
Right now, the french sorrel is lush and ready to harvest, chives and garlic chives are up, celery is going strong, onions are already bigger than green onion size, cress is a good size, chard, arugula and lettuce have leaves large enough to cut.
Other herbs that are greening out-thyme, sage, oregano, dill, mint, tarragon.
I separated out the small lettuce sprouts from the earthbox and replanted them in the pot and garden. Had some kale that had survived the winter in a pot and planted in the garden.
I purchased cilantro and basil plants. I put these in the ground. It is a high chance that it can still get cold enough to melt the basil. They are very cold sensitive. I ordered some plastic covers for them to protect them just in case.