Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Seed Sowing

It was a productive day for me. I made Chocolate Chip muffins today, then spent over three hours sowing seeds in the greenhouse.
French Marigolds, five types of Chili Peppers, Pumpkin, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Swede, Squash, Runner Beans, Sweetcorn, and two types of Tomatoes.
For salad picking I sowed some Iceberg Lettuce, and Rocket in easy to pick trays. I have a pot for some White Lisbon Spring Onions.
Cat sowed her Herb seeds in her pots. Parsley, Chives, Coriander, and Basil.
The Magpies have been busy too, making a nest in the adjoining gardens tree. High up near the top of the bare tree they are building a domed nest with twigs and mud. They will lay eggs at the end of March. We will see baby Magpies in a few months.
Both Magpies have taken to coming into the garden to drink water from the Birdbath, and from the pond. The one in the photo took a drink from the birdbath then flew off again. Today is officially the first day of Spring .
I'm back to work tomorrow after a lovely week off full of family, gardening, and good food. After a long day I have some days off to finish the allotments digging, ready for planting in a few weeks. There will be lots of lovely home grown plants to fill the plots empty spaces.
Like the Magpies home building its all the groundwork and preperation that makes the end result more satisfying.


hils said...

will be on plot Wed - hope to see you

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful week off! Beautiful photo of the Magpie. Thanks for sharing (and reminding me of all I need to get done).

Red Robin said...

spring is in the air and a new season brings lots of hope and inspiration like your blog. Lovely to hear how your doing, keep it up:)

Single Gal said...

I've been seeing so many birds in the blogs that I comment on, but I really enjoy it.

It's been so rainy and cold lately out here in California, there hasn't been much as far as birds are concerned.

Hopefully, next week will be not as cold.