It is the first day of Spring and I want to wish everyone a Happy Spring! I have been busy in the garden. So far I have planted several varieties of radish, beets, kale, tomatoes, Thai eggplant, bell pepper, jalapeno just to name a few. Many of my perennials are coming back. The yarrow has spread to be a beautiful huge clump. I also have snapdragons, several colors of violas and more flowering. I have native violets coming back and blooming as well and I love to make jelly with the flowers. We found a huge underground yellow jacket nest last year and decided to leave it alone as they are great pollinators. While they are abundant, they are not aggressive at all. I do have a epipen on hand just in case it is needed. I have also seen lots of honeybees which makes me very a happy. I have seen them working on the pear and plum tree and have high hopes for an abundance of fruit. I am planting my cucumbers and beans tomorrow and very hopeful for lots of cucumbers and beans since I have so many pollinators.
I hope every one's Spring is off to a good start and if you have not started a garden yet it is not to late.