Today was a spectacular gardening day! I planted seeds for sugar snap peas, beets, chard, kale and cilantro. I’m guessing my soil temperature is now about 45-50F. I potted up six new begonia tubers and put the pots out in a warm spot where my sprinkler will reach.
I took this aerial picture of my garden with my new camera – an SLR digital: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with an EF-S 17-85MM f4-5.6 IS USM lens. I’m very happy that it has a wider view than my previous camera. I now can photograph the area against the house where I will be adding garden space this year.
My plan is to remove the two bushes at the lower right side of the photo – a very big rhododendron and a smaller yew. (My dad would like to give the rhodo a home in his yard.) Also, numerous perennials will need to be moved over. The entire area to the right of the downspout will be allocated to my Solanaceae plants: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, tomatillos and potatoes. I’m gearing up to start this project in the next day or two. I usually plant my tomatoes, eggplants and peppers the second week of May. So I have about three weeks to clear the area and prepare the soil.