Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The early vegetables I planted a couple of weeks ago in my garden are coming up nicely. Last year I planted only tomatoes, but ventured out this year and planted beets, radishes (pictured), red leaf lettuce, and spinach. In a few weeks, I will have to plant wax beans.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bleeding Hearts in my Garden

Last fall I planted a bleeding heart that was on sale to try out in my shade garden. It is blooming beautifully this year and has about five stalks of blooms.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dog Violet

The Dog Violet is a really pretty hue of blue and purple, and can be found almost everywhere along the trails and roadsides of Minnesota. I have a similar type of wildflower violet in my back yard, but I found this one in Nerstrand State Park this spring.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wood Anemone

The Wood Anemone is a tiny wildflower that grows in the woods of Minnesota, and can be found along hiking trails in Early to Mid spring.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tomato Seeds Sprouting

I planted my Red Brandywine tomato seeds about a week ago and transplanted the sprouts into the cell pack above yesterday. I learned a ton growing tomatoes last year, and six plants overwhelmed me and my garden, as this tomato grows huge! So this year I plan on keeping four for my garden, and giving any other plants away.

Feel free to read my series on Growing Tomato Plants from Seed, which I wrote for the 2009 growing season.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

First Garden Blooms this Year

The first blooms of the year are my daffodils and a purple pansey I planted last spring. It is nice to have some color in the yard!