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Spring is Coming!

March 2, 2010

Yesterday I got home from work with about 30 minutes to spare before it got dark. Boy can you get a lot done in 30 minutes.

I promptly got our the shovel and attempted to turn the compost, hoping that the sun had warmed it enough. No such luck; the core is still frozen solid. I managed to work the top, and added in some leftover leaves from the yard waste pickup bin.

Then I picked up sticks and inspected the the beds. Things are pretty soggy, and even downright smelly. But it felt so good to be doing stuff outside.

On Sunday I started fresca strawberries and green/purple globe artichokes. I’ve never grown either of these, and I suspect both are a little challenging, especially with the artichokes. In this climate, I have to trick them into thinking they are two-year-old plants.

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