My husband and I have a date for Wednesday morning - if it’s not raining we are going mushroom hunting together. Goodness, we haven’t done that in years but it will be so enjoyable. We never have too much luck finding any but it’s great exercise and it’s something we enjoy doing together.
It’s extremely overcast today and looks like rain but it is supposed to be in the 70's so at least if it does rain it won’t feel so cold. We are going to plant broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower tonight if it's decent weather.
I rolled my plant light outside yesterday afternoon for a couple hours to let my indoor plants get some real sun!! In about 3 or 4 weeks they should be ready to plant outdoors and I want them strong and healthy. I’m doing my best not to push getting everything out in the garden too early. It’s so hard with temps like this but you really need to be careful. One frosty cold night could stamp out all those beautiful efforts and plants you spent so much time and money on.
Oh, and I almost forgot - I’ve got asparagus coming up!!! There are days when I walk out into my herb garden that I come back in just giddy. It is so much fun to see things growing!! All three of my Pineapple Sages have finally broke
through the ground. I can’t believe they survived the winter, but they did!! So now I have Common Sage, Purple Sage, Tri-Colored Sage and Pineapple Sage. Doesn’t look like my White Sage made it but I’m not giving up on it yet. I did
order some just in case but they might pop out yet. I’m also keeping a close eye on the Lemon Verbena. It’s a very tender perennial in these parts and doesn’t always make it but if it did survive it won't push through until after it gets warmer.
I had to go out this evening and cut my common sage back. These 3 plants are the last of about 7 or 8 plants that I planted some 20 or 25 years ago and for them to have lived this long is amazing. Sage is a very woody perennial and as it gets old it gets very scraggly looking. Actually, it even "looks" old and once they get real woody they have a tendency to die off. I’ve been babying mine for awhile now. They are almost like my children. What can I say???