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!
- Portugal: Growing Fruit and Vegetables in January (pigletinportugal.wordpress.com)
- Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Carrots (nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com)
- Suncreek Garden Chronicles: A Gardner’s Companion; Prudence and Patience (nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com)
- Vegetable Garden Plans for 2012 (hortophile.wordpress.com)