We have one of the grow lights up (and a heat mat) and started seeds on February 22. Within two days we had seeds germinating, including the tomatoes and cantaloupe seeds from Diana. After this picture was taken we started 2 types of Sweet Peas, and Dahlia seeds from Alison. All four of us have been checking on the seeds on a regular basis. I plan to get more started in another week or two.
A few days ago knowing it would be too cold to work outside, we thought we'd paint picket panels inside the garage. We got almost 4 done and decided it was just too cold for that.
We awoke to snow on Friday. So of course we thought we'd start putting up the panels. Doesn't everyone go out and start putting a fence together in 30 degree weather? We got a few panels up and decided that would be enough.
If all goes well next weekend we hope to get the last panel in, the two gates up and the soil in the beds. We're still hoping we can have it all finished before the in-laws are here the weekend after that. The fence painting will have to wait for a couple of months or until we get some warmer and drier weather.All words and photos property of A Gardener in Progress.