Our average last frost date is Feb. 15th. Now, that doesn’t mean that we’ll be rushing out and planting all our seeds on Feb. 16th. As exciting as that sounds it just isn’t prudent. The soil is still too cool for most seeds to germinate and most of our early spring crops are already planted. Also, we might just have a freak freeze in early March like we did last year. So, instead of jumping the gun, I’m going to enjoy what I already have for a few more weeks…
These daffodils and Christmas catus make me smile everytime I drive up my driveway.
The Easter Lillies are now peaking through the mulch.
The fig tree is budding out.
The blueberry bushes are full of buds. I need to figure out how to prune them this year.
This Kale was planted 16 months ago. It’s survived day after day of over 100 degree weather and a winter with temps that dipped into the 20’s. Kale is a super star in my opinion.
Our newly planted kale and Swiss Chard. I love the way chard looks in the garden.
Some of the lettuce is starting to bolt. We’re leaving it for the bees. But most of it is wonderful. I have black seeded lettuce, romaine and bib.
We only have a couple more head of cabbage left. Next year I need to plant more than 9 plants. The broccoli is doing amazing.
The cauliflower is now forming heads. These are the plants I transplanted months ago.
These onion seedlings are an experiment. I was supposed to plant them in November, I planted them in January.
The garlic has overwintered really well. I know it needs to be weeded – that’s not my strong point.
These purple wildflowers have popped up all over our yard. I’m not sure what they are but they are a groundcover.
The greenhouse if full of 250 seed starts! Carl had to tie down the greenhouse and it’s not really made for withstanding 20 mph winds.
What’s going on in your garden this month?
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