The Master Gardeners of Contra Costa County say to wait until March 1 to start your tomato and pepper seeds (and eggplant, if you're into that). But I just can't wait anymore. Last year I started them early in January, transplanted them a couple of times, and put them in the ground late April. This year, I hope to transplant them in a month and put them in the greenhouse. Then into the ground late April or early May.
So that's the focus of the Weekly Walkthrough today. Next week, we hope to open the hive and check out the spring brood.
By the way, if you saw my blog post about something living in our wind chime, we pulled out the material today to see what we could find. Inside were several dead winged insects, some in what looked like cocoons, tightly packed in a cigar-like roll of dried grass. Upon much research I do believe it is some sort of Isodontia mexicana or grass-carrying wasp. Fascinating! A pollinating, non-agressive type of wasp. Hope to see a live one sometime this summer!
Thanks for watching, everyone.