I’ve been meaning to write about making sweet potato slips for weeks, but it keeps getting pushed back.
I’ll be growing these out on the roof this year. It wasn’t planned, but when the sweet potatoes I had sitting on top of the fridge started to sprout, I decided to just go with it.
I snapped this photo while out on a springtime walk a few weeks ago. This flowering bulb is commonly called Glory of the Snow, although the snow was long gone by the time I noticed any in these parts.
A neighbor (thanks Barry!) gifted me this beautiful double-flowered bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) earlier in the month and they recently flowered.
In early spring the Scilla bloom and I always make a point to get some pictures in the short time that they are around. As previously mentioned, they share a name with my maternal grandmother, although the spelling is different.
These are the pea varieties I like best and am growing again this year. ‘Tom Thumb’ and ‘Dwarf Grey Sugar’ go in pots and everything else goes in even larger pots or in-ground at the community garden. I meant to write a post about planting my peas ages ago (peas generally go in early, as soon as the ground is “workable”) but that didn’t happen, weeks have passed and here we are.
Incidentally, this photo is the reason why my peas got mixed up. I spent a stupid amount of time one Sunday morning setting this shot up indoors but did not like the light. The little tags should be yellower. There is too much shadow. So then I had the thought to carry the board outdoors so that I could take a Polaroid. It was a precarious and thoughtless idea but I managed to make it all the way outside with only a few rollie-pollie seeds making a break for it. But then I got outside and it was windy, and I did not stick those pieces of paper down with tape, and well…. you can guess what happened next. The tags took flight. The peas shot off the board. Mayhem. I managed to sort some seeds by color, size, and texture but the remainders ended up in an envelope marked, ‘Edible Pea Grab Bag.’