It was such a busy week in the garden, I think we worked outside on one project or another every single day last week. I planted seeds indoors and out, finished the brick flower borders, and kept the HH busy with oodles of projects.

The tomato seeds I started indoors a few weeks ago got really, really leggy. So, the other day I transferred them to plastic cups my neighbor gave me and filled the cups up with soil and set them back on the radiator.

We actually sold our grow lights when we moved last fall because we were trying to downsize, and although I sort of miss them, we have such great sunlight at the back of the house here, I think the plants will all thrive in the end so I’m not worried.

The sugar snap peas I started in peat pellets made their way outside last week. I started them indoors this year because for the last few years, the birds have gobbled up the young seedlings as soon as they broke through the soil.

So far so good!

I also transplanted the 12 Sparkle strawberry plants I brought with us from the last house. I planted those near the back door for Miss Lucy. She LOVES nibbling on fresh strawberries and so the height of the pots will be perfect for her.

Asparagus is in!

And so are the raspberries! I chose Nova raspberry canes because they are supposed to have the least amount of thorns. When we lived in Washington I always grew the Cascade Delight variety from Spooner Farms so it will be interesting to see how the Nova raspberries compare.

Now the hard part… Waiting for everything to grow.

When we moved in last fall there was a GIANT clump of rhubarb {bottom right of photo} growing along the side of the house. Even though I didn’t know what I was going to do with it at the time, I knew I wanted rhubarb in the garden, that’s for sure.

So last week, I decided to divide up the giant clump and {after giving away a bunch of starts to my neighbors} planted 7 {yes 7!} little rhubarb babies in a row along the back.

After a few days in their new home, they’re all still alive and they have even begun to sprout new leaves, so I think they’re going to survive.

Even though we aren’t even close to being finished in the backyard yet, I feel like we have made a ton of progress when it comes to clearing out the overgrown and haphazardly planted areas. I’m hopeful we’ll be able to pull the yard together by the end of the summer {late spring ideally} and then be on maintenance mode from there on out.

I don’t know if I’ve showed this to you before, but when we moved in, this {part trash part} compost pile towards the back of the yard was about 4 1/2 feet tall. As of yesterday it’s down to about 18″.

I’m hoping that by the end of this week, the wooden structure will be gone and we’ll have leveled the area off along the back of the fence to a nice little berm where we’ll plant a row of hostas and later a boatload of tulip bulbs as the seasons progresses. Clean, simple and tidy. That’s the goal.

And last but not least, check out the buried treasures we unearthed this past week. I wonder if there was gold bullion at the toe of that sock at some point. After all, why else would there be a knot in the sock? #ThingsThatKeepMeUpLateAtNight

So how about you? How is your gardening coming along these days? We want to know.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone,



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