February 19, 2017

This Year's Garden

I'm doing a little garden this year after all. My husband thinks we have time, painting the house shouldn't take all summer. Hopefully.

The garden will be small with just a few tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, snap beans, cucumbers, melons, and winter squash. Just the usual suspects, instead of my elaborate trials of newness.

We didn't have a winter this year. No snow to speak of, and just a few frosty windshields in the early morning. We're getting a string of days in the 70's next week, and then March and spring is just around the corner. A friend of mine is on her 3rd cutting of spinach already, she's been feeding the extra to her rabbits.

But for ourselves, we're still waiting for the ground to dry up to get the tilling done.

8 comments:

Sue Garrett said...

The weather is still hit and miss here. Still time for winter to take a stand.

Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

We've not had a winter here either. I can't remember a year with less snow, though we could always get a big one in March!

Phuong said...

Hi Sue,
That's true, winter still has time to make itself known to us.

Phuong said...

Hi Dave,
I'm really hoping that spring is here to stay. It would be wonderful to get an early start.

Bill said...

Glad you're going to be able to have a garden. No winter yet here in Virginia either. I'm planning to plant our spring garden on March 1--the earliest date I've ever done it.

Margaret said...

We too are going through another mild winter with lots of ups and downs - so much for those early predictions of lots of snow and lots of cold. I'm glad you will be doing a small garden - sometimes we tend to think in an all-or-nothing terms and forget that there's lots of room in between :)

Phuong said...

Hi Bill,
It's so exciting, you getting to plant your garden so early. I do worry about bugs being a problem after the warm winter we've had.

Phuong said...

Hi Margaret,
It's great that you're getting a warm winter as well. Hopefully this summer will be glorious and bring us good gardening weather.