Zack found this 5-inch high morel while he was out walking the coonhound. It was near the east side of the house, by the azaleas:
It was delicious!
I am sure I am not the only one to notice that this is unusually early for morels, but, in most of the US, it’s early for just about everything. When I was out walking the other dog this evening, I could smell the sweet shrub, like freshly sliced apples, already in bloom. The trilliums are up and opening their flowers; the May apples are up; it’s all just very strange.
In the good news category, though, are my happy seedlings. I transferred the tomato babies into a divided tray, and they seem to be adjusting well.
Out in the garden, the lettuce babies (variety Capitan) have come up and are making their first true leaves. This section, pretty obviously, will need to be thinned soon.
I planted another section this morning, to mature a little later than these. Today’s planting was of a variety that’s new to me, called Kagran Sommer. It’s supposed to hold up well in warm weather. I think this year might be a tough test for it!
I planted some radishes (variety Hailstone, also new to me) near the new lettuces. Other outside chores were done, including potting up some herbs for the Master Gardener plant sale in May. It was a busy day!