Over the past week or so, I have been working on the garden and orchard area. I have been cutting back the blackberries and started seeds in the greenhouse. So far I have planted Purple Passion asparagus, Royal Red lettuce, Super Jericho romaine lettuce, Forellenschluss romaine, Champion collards, arugula, Violetto artichoke, Rubine Brussels sprouts, Golden Star sweet pepper, Mole pepper, and celeriac were planted on February 2nd. All the lettuce and the arugula have sprouted as well as several of the Brussels sprouts. Yesterday, I planted the Costoluto Genovese tomatoes.

Here is a picture of the first sprouts.                                                This is the greenhouse.

There are also some trees that are starting to flower on the property. I am not sure if they are ornamental or not, but they are a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

Renee and I went to the Alameda Home and Garden Show yesterday. We saw lots of remodeler/contractors, roofers and solar installers there. It was a great place to get information!

— Darryl