|Mixing Compost, Garden Soil, Peat Moss and Vermeculite|
|Frame for Frost Protection cover|
First, a quick summary on my Fall planting: The Carrot seeds planted months ago are coming along very slowly but they are looking good. Green Onion and lettuce are coming up also. There is also a square with radishes that don't seem to be maturing so they may have to come out. The Romaine lettuce sprouted but never matured either.
The Broccoli produced a few nice heads, maybe harvested twice from 6 plants. Cauliflower was a disappointment, however, heads did appear but an early hard frost proved too much for them and they stopped growing and basically rotted. I don't
My most prolific plants were the peppers. They just wouldn't stop putting out! Cowhorns, Red Cherry and Habaneros, had so many of them that I actually did my first canning ever and made hot sauce with the Habenaros.
Anyway, I am SO ready to prepare the garden for spring planting and spending time outside. I have started mixing soil, cleaning out beds and making plans for what seeds I will attempt to grow this year. Since I am SO Ambitious and impatient, I decided to put up frost protection covering four
|Tarp is on and clamped|
My first year, I was very successful with different types of lettuce so I figure Kale should be a breeze and is so good for you! I've been reading a lot about potatoes and this may be a challenge as I may be starting a bit to early. Other root crops I'm planting this month are Shallots, Red Onions, yellow onions and garlic.
|Spring Clamp to Hold Tarp|
|Green Onion growing in Deck pots|
|Petunia in hanging pot|
|Sweet Peas on Trellis|
|Frost Damage to Begonia|