This month is all about waving goodbye to my winter garden and saying hello to spring.
I don’t know if it was the fact that I was crazy busy this fall/winter or the fact that it just might not be my favorite growing season, but I can’t wait to finally pull out my broccoli plants and start planting tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. Tomorrow I get to load up on all my tomato and pepper transplants at the Sunshine Community Gardens plant sale and I cannot wait!
Usually by the time the sales roll around, I have my garden cleaned out and the soil ready to go. This year, though, it’s been a little colder than normal in Central Texas and I have a feeling it might freeze a couple more times this month so I am going to hold out a little longer and nurture my little transplant babies inside for a couple more weeks.
Let’s get one last look at what is still moving and shaking from the winter garden–broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, beets, and pretty purple mustard greens–before we permanently say goodbye to the winter season next month.
The onions I planted last month are showing some nice signs of growth and starting to take off. They will form some bulbs in no time!
Surprisingly my cilantro that I planted early this fall has been loving the cold weather…who knew? It’s full and green and I have been trying to remember to use it in some Mexican-inspired dishes lately. My two rosemary plants have been doing wonderful as well, they truly are hearty evergreens.
And lastly, my favorite…beautiful signs of spring! The Meyer lemons, Mexican limes, and strawberries are all in full bloom and I cannot wait to start seeing fruit set! In the meantime, I am enjoying the sweet aroma from the lemon blossoms…there really is nothing like it. I wonder if anyone makes a lemon blossom perfume? Because they should.
What are you looking forward to growing most in your spring/summer gardens? I’m planning on growing tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, ground cherries, onions, and watermelon just to name a few.
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