Just saying "Hi" and wishing you a lovely spring week. I certainly have been celebrating one here (with the exception of today's wind and thunderstorm, but I won't go into that).
The weather has been lovely in Eastern Washington, and the Palouse hills are already greening up from the winter wheat. Temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. Spring is definitely on the way. The Master Gardening class I have been attending once a week has been wonderful. Gardeners in the Lewiston-Clarkson valley (where classes are held 45 minutes away) are already gardening! Their season (zone 6) is about four to six weeks ahead of the rest of us (in zone 5) living on the plateau above. Boo! I'm 'green' with envy :).
|Close up of Hell's Gate Marina (there is also a nice
RV park here and Hell's Gate State Park farther down the road). The
hills surrounding will turn green soon, but then quickly turn brown over
the summer when temperatures reach the 90s and higher.|
|Winter sowing in mini greenhouses actually worked. |
Planted Feb 16 when temperatures were still in the 30s at night.
Here on the Palouse on the plateau, I'm excited to begin gardening again and already have a garden shed planned (thanks to Vince's willingness to set up one). I'm a bit behind starting my seedlings indoors but the grow lights are set up and ready. My experiment sowing romaine lettuce and mesclun outdoors in mini-greenhouses actually worked (see photo). I have plenty of starts for transplanting. A Master Gardener suggested I try this method. You can't see the green shoots in the photo, but believe me they are there. I'll transplant later in April.
|View from road driving to Spokane at sunrise. The fields are already turning green.|
What a beautiful day to drive!
|Vermi-Composter. Three more bins go on|
top as the worms build up the soil.
|My new worms. Most are hidden underneath.|
Happy Weekend everyone!!
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