I planted these greens back in November I think. Yes, right before Thanksgiving. I know nothing of late Fall and Winter planting, but would like to learn more since our climate is mild enough to definitely grow things through those seasons. Basically, being sick of my empty beds, and mourning my put to rest Summer garden, I threw out these seeds to see what would happen. And we are now reaping the rewards of that. They grew slowly, but are now ready to eat and we enjoyed our first harvest last weekend on turkey burgers.
This wine barrel was planted around Thanksgiving too and I casually threw handfuls of different things in there, figuring I had nothing to lose. So there's more greens in here, which we've been eating, as well as carrots and some sweet peas towards the back, just because I LOVE sweat peas.
On one side of the A frame I planted a line of peas. I think I planted these a month ago as I just couldn't wait a second longer to get my Spring garden going. They started off slow but are now growing fast and doing great.
Down the center of the A frame, I plant a row of greens each week. I rotate between a mix, and arugula. I'm hoping the peas and beans (which are planted on the other side of the A frame) will grow up the frame and then shade this small lettuce patch underneath.
Here you can see the other side of the A frame where the blue lake green beans are growing.
Um, did I mention I love sweet peas? I got a little carried away in November and now most of this bed is over run with sweat peas. But that's ok. I can't wait to have tiny vases all over the house full of sweat peas and their wonderfully powerful smell in every room.
I haven't taken pictures of the new raised beds because, though they are fully planted, nothing is sprouting yet. I'm very excited to go home and see what is awaiting me this weekend. That's the nice thing about being gone all week...I take a tour of my garden each weekend right when I get home and SOOO much changes in just that short time. Its very exciting.
What's coming up in your garden?