Gardening During the Coronavirus Crisis

Something new for us this year – growing seedlings under lights. So far it is going well. It definitely beats trying to do it just by a windowsill. This way the seedlings don’t get all leggy. And while you can’t see it, we got a warming mat to put under the pots to help the seeds sprout.
This is in the master bedroom.
These are Chinese Five Color hot peppers. They promise to be a beautiful plant and I plan to put a couple in pots near the house.
We also planted other peppers, tomatoes, dill, marjoram, cosmos and marigolds.
Last week we had some limbs trimmed off the elm tree in the backyard. It had a lot of large broken branches hanging from it from the bad ice storm we had in 2018.
A perk from this was the wood chips the arborists left behind. I used it to cover the cardboard I’d laid down in the kitchen garden a year ago. This is the path. I also finished putting leaf mulch there on the top left of the photo. I hope to put flowers and or native grass there. That area is under the eave so it has to be something that doesn’t mind it dry.
The cardboard was there to kill the grass. I’m trying to reduce the grass, especially in areas where it is difficult to get the lawn mower.
This is a photo I took on February 26. It is the last of the onions we grew in 2019.
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So far, social distancing because of the Coronavirus has been good for our garden. Last week we planted lettuce, carrot and spinach seed. Over the weekend, we planted onions and potatoes.

I should note here that our winter felt like a prolonged spring. Very strange. They say blooms are 3 weeks early this year.

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