The weather finally started to feel like spring without the low temperatures, winds, thunder, lightning, rain, freeze, tornadoes, and hail. It was beautiful today, temperatures peaked around 72 degrees, the sun was out, and there was a nice breeze. So beautiful, I spent most of the afternoon out in the garden.
Several of the garden boxes were prepped before winter initially started. I cleared out all the old vegetable plants, placed new compost, and covered each bed with straw.
Now that the temperatures are truly conducive to working outside, it really feels like spring, I found myself outside working on the above ground garden beds.
I pulled out all the straw, including the areas that started growing, placed all the dry straw in a container to reuse elsewhere, and discarded the wet straw. Then I moved to setting up my tires for potato growing. I laid down the news papers, placed one set of tires over each newspaper, placed a layer of compost in the center of the tire, placed my potato seed pieces (regular and sweet), covered each tire center with straw, placed another tire on top of the first and then watered each since finished. In several weeks I should see potato vines poking out of the straw; at that point I will need to place more straw to cover the vine while the potatoes continue to grow.
Random Spring pictures: