Winter came early this year and though Potter County was spared the major snowstorms that paralyzed southeastern Pennsylvania, the gardens and fields are still asleep under blankets of dirty snow.
Betsy and I heard geese on our morning walk today. Arthur saw a robin in a neighbor's yard. The chives in my herb garden are poking through the earth. I must cut some forsythia branches to force.
Arthur is busy working on our new greenhouse. He's modifying a corner of the "shop" with floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the sunshine. It's in this new spot that we'll start our crops of heirloom tomatoes, a selection of hot, sweet and middle of the road peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, melons and eggplants.
We're planting Alderman Tall Telephone peas this year, with hopes to get them in the ground on Good Friday if the weather cooperates. Early crops of lettuce, spinach, carrots and beets will follow shortly thereafter.
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