I've gotten an early start on the garden this year due to the unseasonably mild march we are having. A few days ago I noticed a few things sprouting up so I knew the ground was thawed and it was time to turn some soil over and plant some cool weather stuff. I had half packets of spinach and radishes so those went in today. On thursday I'm planning to pick up some more cool weather seeds from the Urban Harvest people if they are back at the Dufferin Grove Farmer's Market. This early spring works out well for me as I'm going to be away from April 1st until the 22nd. Thats the normal time for getting spring planting done. Hopefully some of the stuff I put in will survive until I get back. That might be a tough challenge for many of the little sprouting seedlings as there will be no one here to combat the massive slug offensive.
Things look pretty dead out there from the back steps.
But upon closer inspection there is indeed life out there.
This is the thing I was most surprised by. Due to our fairly mild winter it looks like two or three spinach plants that I planted last fall have survived and are showing signs of new growth.
The sorrel is also getting an early start.
The rhubarb is peaking through the soil to see what's going on.
Tulips and stone crop.