Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Gardening

We're in hardiness zone 8b and that means it's already time to be planting in the garden again.

We are still growing and steadily harvesting some of the things I planted last September: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts.

But some of the garden beds were empty and we've found new things to fill them with. 24 strawberry plants, 350 onion starts and five 15 foot rows of carrots. The potato patch will need to be tilled soon so the 10 pounds of seed potatoes (red lasoda grow best for us, we've had horrible luck with white kennebecs) we bought can go in the ground.

The girls also decided they needed their own garden, and took it upon themselves to dig up a square of ground out in the yard and scavenge some boards to line it with. We finally helped them out with a frame and digging up some soil from the back of our property to make it into a little raised bed. They've planted some onions and carrots which they say they're going to trade us for strawberries. Because vegetables are soooooo not cool. Fruit is where it's at. They're wily like that.

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