This morning I noticed my neighbor scraping ice off the windshield of her car before she left. Since it turned out to be a nice spring day, maybe reaching into the high 40s, I found mself anxious to plant some of the more warm weather vegetables - like squashes and beans. Since our last average frost date is May 5th though, I must wait. Instead, I spend my time in the garden pulling weeds, building fences (you can read about that here - Building Fences), and planting cole crops, onions and any seeds that could have been planted last fall but weren't - like poppies and fava beans. These fava beans were from the seed swap I attended last January (you can read about that here - Seed Swap). Given a generous envelop full of seeds, I had enough to plant an entire 3' X 8' raised bed. Notice how not all of the seeds look the same? Some are darker, some smaller. I hope this simply has to do with how dry/mature they were when they were harvested. I certainly hope they will grow and produce well.
orientale poppies. The poppies are one of my favorite flowers. I do hope they will become established in my garden so I can enjoy them for years to come. In the other 2' X 2' raised bed, I planted Lacinato kale. This is Garden Nbr. 02, looking North.