Winter whear grows at temps above 35 degrees, IIRC. Visited all the beds planted for the winter, and they are doing well.
I have the following to harvest this afternoon. Lettuce, parsley, stevia, tarragon, rosemary, and lavender. Indoors I have 9 green bell peppers ranging from pea size to ping pong size. Harvested some basil to dry, and still have plenty left.
Still enjoying fresh tomatoes and lemons from the 2012 crop. Will plant some more spinach and lettuce out doors and start some pots indoors of chives, mint, and spinach.
Hope all is well with everyone. Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Pinging the list.
Pinging the list.
Pinging the list.
Making me jealous?
30 degrees this morning in NJ, no tomatoes for two months, two lemons ripening on the potted tree.
Haven’t even planted bulbs yet, got a new dog who is taking all my time.
Postponed delivery of apple trees to spring for fear of early hard winter.
15 Tetsukobuto squash is all that’s left of my harvest - maybe some arugula out back.
I noticed a day or so ago that the garlic I planted earlier in the month has started to come up. Aside from that there’s not much gardening going on at my house right now.
Work on the new sun room is progressing. The guys got about half the roof shingled yesterday before my wife noticed that the shingles they were using didn’t match what was on the rest of the house. Ooopsy...
Still counting the days until I can start planting in the spring. I can’t remember ever getting this tense about gardening. There’s something in the air, and I don’t like it.
Finally starting to get this year’s seed catalogs! I’ve been going through last year’s over and over for no reason at all. I just needed that gardening fix.
Thought I had my garden planned out already, but the plan is changing. Last summer I made some zucchini pickle relish for my mom, she’s the only one in the family who eats pickles regularly. I’m sensitive enough to onions that I can’t even be in the same room when they’re being cut, so for the pickle recipe I used frozen pearl onions instead of fresh. Mom said she had been kind of eating around the onion and pepper peices, but a week or so ago she accidentally bit into one of those onions, and fell in love. Then earlier this week the same thing happened with one of the pepper chunks. So, now I’m making room for onions and bell peppers. I already have the pepper seeds in my stash, but I’ll be looking for some eqyptian walking onions to grow this spring.
(Mom says “After eating one of those pickled peppers, I finally understand why Peter Piper picked a peck of them!”)
Tinkering with designs for a pedal-powered garden tractor. Maybe if there’s leftover wood from building my fence I might try making a prototype.
Am roasting two big turnips fresh out of the garden; in the oven right now. Have some lettuce still hanging in there in the garden to harvest tomorrow. - Today is warmish; but we’ve had some real cold nights lately. - On another subject; herbs: I’ve heard that the herbs LOVAGE and BORAGE are good substitutes for cucumber and celery. Comments?
Anyone got coldframes growing this winter? First time for me in central Ohio. Broccoli are starting to sprout heads. So far so good.
You are pretty calm for a lady who is related to the family that won $300,000,000.00 in the Power Ball Lottery this week???
At one of my favorite times of the year. Sitting here going thru the seeds and putting together the order for next year.
Beginning to realize I have accumulated a number of heirlooms that are no longer in the catalogs, plus the ones that never were that I acquired thru trade. Got lots of seed saving to do this season.
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens...the most vigorous, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.” - Thomas Jefferson.
The ‘weather guy’ has come out with a video .... explains the weather through mid-December (especially for the southeast); however, he makes comments about the rest of the country and you can see the warm/cold areas on the map. It’s a little technical, but he does a great job explaining. If you’re wondering why he seems to be liking cold weather in the southeast, it’s because the area where he lives doesn’t get big snow storms that often & everyone who follows him is looking for snow (he was the only one to accurately predict some big storms a few years ago). Anyway, here’s the video .... if you like ‘weather’, you might enjoy the maps/explanations:
PS - gorgeous weekend - high 60’s last couple of days, might hit 70 tomorrow .... really nice to be out & about, but kind of weird to be so warm with the house decorated in Christmas lights!
Good Morning greeneyes. Thanks for keeping us together. I need to remove some akorns from one of my raised gardens. They are thick, so will sieve them out. Then a layer of compost and plant some carrots and other winter things. We’re going to harvest some collards from the community garden, cook and freeze some. He loves mustard greens, collards, spinach and all that stuff, cooked southern style.