Spring is still being weird. We just had a five minute downpour, after weeks of dry NE to SE winds. Oh, well, weird is the new normal. We’ll just do what we can.
Clouds layered over us today. Sometimes the clouds were high, with distinct form, sometimes low, and diffuse. Once in a while they came to ground, and we were befogged.
One benefit of a cloudy day is that you don’t have to deal with quite so much contrast when photographing. It was a good day to poke about, to photograph, and to see how spring is progressing in the Wishetwurra Farm gardens.
Sprigs are progressing.
As temperatures warm, volunteer seedlings start showing up. Volunteers can be a good indicator of when it’s safe to plant various crops. If nasturtiums are popping up in the garden, then it’s safe to move those seedling nasturtiums from the greenhouse out into the garden.
Future zucchini are still in the greenhouse. Waiting and growing.
The forget-me-not by the garden gate is abloom.
One of the peas has thrown a precocious flower. A portent of peas to come.
Last year’s new planting of strawberries is now full abloom.
Spring-planted spinach will do OK, but the best, biggest, most robust spinach you will ever grow will be the spinach you planted last fall. After the weather gets cold, the plants just seem to sit there, but underground, their roots grow whenever the temperature allows. So when spring does arrive, the plants get huge.
Here’s another enthusiastic plant. The cardoon.
I did manage to climb the ladder today, for the high-altitude overview. Those photos, and comments about the State of the Garden, will come along soon.