Hmm, well, the first raised bed looks suspiciously like it did last week. I keep telling myself, first the seeds and transplants send out roots! Except for one thing - snow.
It snowed on Tuesday, just like the weather people said it might. It was pretty cold for a while but most of it had melted by mid-day Wednesday. The plants don't have that mushy dead look when you KNOW something has been too cold, but they're not thriving like the backup plants in my garage either. We may have jumped the gun. At the same time, we've had an unusually cold winter down here in the south, I mean, it even snowed in Charleston.
On the other hand, the seeds I planted in the tray have sprouted pretty well, although the two rows of spinach seem to be a bit lazy. I was worried it wasn't getting enough light in the garage, so it hangs out in front of the sliding door in the kitchen. Hopefully they will start filling out a little and not grow too much taller!
Yesterday I sat and planned out what I think I'll do for the other two raised beds. I also discovered I need to get some seeds started indoors for some of those plants that can't be planted until after the last spring frost. I keep reminding myself this is the year of experimentation. And if something I try doesn't work, I'll do it differently next year!