After many months of below-average temperatures combined well well-above average rainfall, the sun appeared for a few hours today!
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It's been an unusually cold and wet winter in the Pacific Northwest. That has made gardening a bit more challenging than usual but even with that, my cold-weather plants are doing just fine.
I lost a hive last year and it was a crushing loss. I was doing everything right - so far as I know, but then there was a slow die-off. Something happened to my queen and the bees couldn't replace her in time.
It was a picture-perfect day in the Seattle area ... lots of sunshine, then dark clouds, a bit of rain and hail, then sunshine ... and a repeat of that about twenty-two times.
My rhubarb bed has come to life! I love my rhubarb for the reasons we all love rhubarb, but I love it even more because there are family "heirloom" rhubarb plants in this bed!
I was able to work a bit in the raised beds today, despite having to hobble around on a bad leg. I am so glad I converted the large garden bed into smaller and more manageable raised beds.
Picked up our new chicks this morning from The Tractor Supply store in Port Orchard, Washington.
As you can see here, my peppers are right on schedule! These are Serrano peppers, and I look forward to another great crop! Last year, I had so many Serranos I was practically shoving them into open car windows at the local Fred Meyer store.
Perhaps the only thing better than browsing seed catalogs during the winter months is the time spent starting the seeds!
I got the greenhouse all cleaned out today and arranged all my empty pots, markers, hand tools, etc. It's a day I always look forward to, as it means that my gardening season is officially ramping up into high gear!