The first day according to the calendar on the wall, anyway. Partly sunny and in the 60s, not bad, but it will be at least another couple of weeks before it look really springy here, although our daffodils are in full bloom.
I’ve mulched the garden with corrugated cardboard boxes; not terribly attractive, but economical (I can get them at work for free), and surprisingly effective. Just cut a hole where you want the plant. Now I have (in containers) rosemary, thyme, and parsley out in the garden, and about a hundred onion sets in the ground.
Today I planted a buttercrunch lettuce and fear that I might just have well set up a neon sign and klieg lights announcing to all critters in the neighborhood that a mighty tasty treat has become available this evening (Is it just me, or do you just not see kleig light announcements like that anymore?).
Today’s garden tab: new water hose, $16.95, aforementioned buttercrunch plant and English thyme plant, $6.87.