I found this robin's egg in the garden bed sitting next to the ripe strawberry I was pointing out to Biscuit. Kinda sad. I got up on our super tall ladder and searched through the cherry tree for a nest to no avail. So I put it in the nest in our house and crossed my fingers it wouldn't hatch. It hasn't.
In the same garden bed, right next to the strawberry plants, the rhubarb is finally getting tall so I harvested a few stalks tonight and made my first batch of jam for the season. Rhubarb strawberry of course.
In the second garden bed, the seed tape I planted is finally starting to sprout. (these photos are from planting day. not today. obviously)
Biscuit and I made carrot and beet strips by pasting seeds onto a piece of newspaper.
I based this on a tutorial I saw online and now can't recall where. Basically, dump some flour in a bowl. Mix in water until it's a thick paste. Dab a bit of paste every few inches on a thin strip of newspaper (no colored ink) stick on a few seeds and let it dry. This makes it much easier to plant small seeds but it turns out it's not a great project for the four-year-old set. Live and learn.
The third garden bed is lonely. Only four weak tomato plants to keep it company. Hopefully the tomatoes will live and I'll plant some beans to keep them company.
It's been a bizarrely rainy Spring here in Northern California. Gotta squeeze in the gardening when we can.