A Garden Update
FIRST OFF, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season enjoying time with family. Welcome to 2019 people!! I hope your new year has been off to the start you hoped for. And if not, it’s always a time for a fresh start.
Grant and I had such a fun first Christmas together. We got to spend quality time with family from Tyler Texas, to my hometown of Fort Worth, and all the way to Colorado. It was so. much. Fun. Read about our time in our favorite little Colorado town here.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE GARDEN
Okay okay, so for a good while I have been telling y’all that I would give garden updates on here regularly. As you may have noticed, I haven’t done a great job at that. At all. BUT that’s changing people!! I am so proud of Grant and so excited about everything happening in the garden right now that I just have to share with you guys. It may not look like it from these pictures (because Winter) but there is so much life stirring in this little garden and it makes me SO excited.
WHAT IS CURRENTLY SEEDED IN TRAYS?
Grant built a - let’s call it “makeshift” lol- greenhouse to start seeds in out of cinderblocks, palettes and old greenhouse plastic. This provides a safe place for the seeds to germinate and start growing before putting them straight in the ground.
WHAT IS ALREADY PLANTED?
sweet peas . delphinium . snapdragons . yarrow . dusty miller . poppies . veronica . foxglove . anemones . ranunculus . scabiosa . lisanthus . larkspur . colombines . carnations . bachelors buttons . peonies
carrots . brussel sprouts . garlic . onions . artichokes . lettuce . radicchio . broccoli . strawberries
WHAT IS COMING UP?
Anemones just began blooming and will be followed by ranunculus in February. (Carrington’s personal faves)
We expect many of the flowers to begin blooming in March and peak in April; that includes snapdragons, delphinium, columbine, larkspur, sweet peas, poppies, foxglove, and godetia. Once temperatures warm further in April, yarrow, veronica, and scabiosa will begin to bloom, followed by a big *fingers crossed* crop of lisianthus in May and June.
Within the next week, we’ll be seeding tomatoes and peppers for the summer. Check back soon for a guide on how to seed and prepare your tomatoes and peppers to have your own crop in the summer! Potatoes will be planted around Valentine’s Day in February.
Brussels sprouts, carrots, and lettuce are ready to harvest!
Strawberries will hopefully begin producing late February through June.
Onions and garlic have many months of growth ahead and will be ready in June roughly.
Thank you for hanging around, talk soon!!
C + G