I also planted the nasturtiums I had soaking in water and pulled a bunch of grass, wild violets and dandelions for the chickens. The sun is shining steadily today and I can now at least walk in the garden if I'm very careful; so I'm figuring by this afternoon I might be able to plant the rest of the cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, at least I hope so.
I took the straw mulch off the strawberries, from around the fig tree and from the hibiscus, so dear sun - do your thing!!
All of the herbs I ordered from Richters came today. I'm giddy with excitement!! Planting them was so fun!! While I was out there I trimmed the sage plants back as well. They took a hard hit this past Winter. The plants were over 15 years old; but last Fall, because they were becoming so woody and looking kind of bad, I started layering some of the longer stems and this year there were at least 5 stems that had rooted from those 15 year old plants. Two of the three larger sage plants did indeed die. By layering I was able to extend the life of some old plants that had become almost like family!! Sage plants have a habit of becoming woody and they are perfect for layering so take one of your longer branches and bend it down to the ground without breaking the stem; push a portion of it into the ground and cover it with dirt and lay a small rock on top to hold it there and just leave it alone. The piece in the ground should take root. Next Spring cut the connection to the mother and you'll have a brand new plant.