Still More Snow

I've been watching the snowdrifts melt and was so excited to find the first crocus buds yesterday, then of course today we get yet another snowstorm. 

Spring has at least come to my basement. So far I am really happy with my new soil block maker.  I'm using an approximate 3-1 ratio of Pro-mix seedstarting soil and Maine Lobster Compost (which does not smell fishy at all). I cut pieces of window screen to support the blocks, also allowing me to water from below using the channels in the bottom of the tray.  The soil blocks are holding together nicely and are an efficient use of tray space. I am excited to see how this works out. It is a lot of fun too.

Above: Tiny sprouts (before I snipped out the extras) This tray is an assortment of cool weather vegetables; Broccoli "DeCiccio", Broccoli "Calabrese", Cauliflower "Self-Blanch", Kale "Nero di Toscano", Swiss Chard "Fordhook Giant", Spinach "Giant Noble", Green Onion "He Shi Ko", Lettuce "Brown Dutch", Lettuce "Green Butter Head". I hope the weather warms enough so I can get these in the ground early - mid April.

Henry loves to sit on his hill perch at the back of the yard and observe the neighborhood.  I like it because I can keep an eye on him from the kitchen table inside the warm house!