Thursday, April 25, 2019
Spring marches onward
This is a mom-and-dad day.
The face shown in the photos is warmed by the western sun. Mrs ERJ was trying to unload groceries and the bees decided she smelled nice. I don't think they sting but Mrs ERJ found them annoying.
The apricots are just starting to bloom. They will be bee magnets for a while, just like the pussy willows were before them.
I picked up some shallow fruit boxes at the local grocery store and filled them with potting soil. I started Mrs ERJ's romaine and leaf lettuce. I also started the cut-and-come again broccoli. I am also trying a fragrant, weedy, medicinal plant called Sweet Annie.
The seeds were tiny. Five-hundred seeds were like a pinch of dust. My success rate with seeds is proportional to size. I hold little hope that I will get these to grow, although the fact that they are a "weed" gives me hope.