Spring Garden 2012

Well, this year the weather is very weird. Usually in this part of Georgia we have a little snow or at least some ice and lots of freezing nights. This year we haven’t had any of that! It’s so weird. The warm weather really gets you in the mood for gardening though!

My seedlings are in the ground now and more seeds are sprouting inside my sun room. So far I have Sugar Snap Peas, Asian Cabbage, and Cauliflower in the ground. Oh…and garlic. I still need to get the carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions, and broccoli in the ground. Some of them have been started in seed trays inside, but things like carrots are better just planted straight into the ground.

We had a lot of fun getting the boxes and dirt ready. We actually need more dirt. I have had to start all over this year because we just moved to this house! My husband didn’t want to move our dirt, so we had to buy new dirt! 🙂 We also built a fence around our garden with some poultry fencing to keep the dogs from digging…and later the chickens from eating the garden!

I’m very excited to have this spring garden. I have never had one before. I usually wait until April/May to plant for a summer/fall crop. I am really trying to increase the production of my garden and think of it as our supply for our food and not just a fun hobby! I guess I’ll be learning a lot about preserving and canning this summer too!

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3 responses to “Spring Garden 2012

  1. Yes, the weather has been so weird! I’m up in Virginia, but even here we’ve hardly had any snow. And two days after we did, the daytime temps were back in the 60s! I’ve started my planting early, too, with some peas this week. I’ve checked the soil temp, and it’s at 64 today, so they should be good. Good luck with everything! 🙂

    • Thanks so much! I have to say that I miss the winter. We don’t get much but it’s always fun to have a couple of snow days to play in! Oh well…on to the next season I guess. At least the seeds like the warm weather. Good luck with all your seeds too! Do you usually do a spring garden?

      • I miss winter, too 😦 But as you say, the silver lining is an earlier start in the garden! My first year with a spring garden was last year. My biggest success was lettuce. Our family of four was eating big, fresh salads every day from May through June, then again starting in the fall. The peas didn’t do so well last year, but I’m hoping this time will be different! I’m also going to plant some spinach and Tatsoi mustard this time around.

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