Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Seedlings!

Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Seedlings!

The South Texas winter of 2012 has been mild and uneventful.  The temperatures this week are moderate; lows in the mid 40’s and the highs in the mid 70’s.  We are finally getting some well needed rain and we are very thankful for it.  The combination of these favorable conditions has lengthened our growing season. 

Our first try at a fall/winter garden has been a success.  We are harvesting green leaf, red & green romaine and butter lettuces, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower and a few surprise root veggies.  The fall/winter garden season should be wrapping up by now but the veggies are not showing any signs of fading.  This is a good thing!  Well, it is and it isn’t…well it is more than it isn’t… well you don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth.  Exactly what does that saying mean?  Anyway, I digress.  The only reason a longer fall/winter growing season isn’t a good thing is that we are now beginning to plan and plant the early spring garden.  This means somethings will be removed before they run their course.  That makes a gardener/farmer very sad. 

Currently, Farmer Hubs has started the seeds for the spring lettuces, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.  We will not plant the seedlings in the garden until after the last freeze.  Which could have already happened but in all actuality will probably rear its ugly little frozen head sometime in early March.  We will definitely consult the Farmers Almanac, Bulldog (my Dad), Dear Abbey and Judge Judy and weigh out all of the advice and then turn around and do exactly what we want to do.

Houston…the seeds have been planted and we have lift off!

Suncreek Garden Chronicles...Seedlings

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17 responses to “Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Seedlings!

  1. They’re so hopeful looking! We’ve had a mild MI winter but it’s hovering around freezing this morning. Seeing your little greenlings put a smile on my face today 🙂 MJ

  2. We’ve had a fairly mild winter here in NorCal too; but we have had a couple of nights of temps in the 20’s. But, hey, no problem…..I just go to othe local farmer’s market on the weekend to see what they have.
    I love summer gardens; just can’t handle winter care of plants, so I’ll live vicariously through your blog the rest of the winter 🙂
    Love those little seedling photos.

  3. Gidget

    Grandpa always said never plant until after March 15th and never dig in the mud on Good Friday. Check with Bulldog and see if he remembers that saying. The seedlings look great. My chickens are laying all, but one I had a talk with Ms. Big Red told her she is the last one to lay me an egg I know she doesn’t want to get in a pot. She clucked looked up and I think got the message LOL!!!

  4. They look happy for now and hopefully throughout the growth period! 🙂

  5. I hope the mild weather continues and these seedlings get to mature. It’s disappointing when Mother Nature shows her nasty streak and kills the plants 😦

  6. Hi Jeanne,

    Your winter temps seem much the same as ours this year! I am also looking to buy my sring veg and looking at my little raised bed it’s full. I am now resorting to large pots and some upcycled crates!
    I also watch judge Judy…she’s SCARY!

    Your seedlings look like they are doing well!

    I’ve not planted any yet as we’ve been away and are going to France shortly and baby seelings need a lot of love and attention! It’s interesting to see what you are growing now and what you plan for spring planting 🙂

    I look forward to reading your updates!

    Thanks for the mention by the way 🙂

    Carole 🙂

  7. If these warm winter temps keep up (it was 60 degrees today in NJ), I will be starting my seeds early.

    • I keep thinking something is gonna give and the temps are going to plummet…last year our flower beds stayed covered for almost a month…this year not even once. This is going to be a bad year for bugs…yuck!

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  9. Richard Feynman: “You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”

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