Friday, December 30, 2011
I feel it coming on, everyone knows the symptoms: browsing pictures of gardens, looking at seed catalogs, wondering how many 60 degree days you'll have this winter, looking up info on how to push your spring planting up. Yep it's Spring fever.
I'm so tired of the grays and browns of winter. I'm ready for greens, reds, pinks and purples you see as early spring flowers poke up. I'm ready for that first meaty bite of a juicy, deep red, homegrown tomato. The bittersweet taste of fresh cucumbers. The fresh smell of overturned dirt on your hands. Ahh Spring, hurry up, I miss you.
So I am in planning stage and here's what I'm planning.
I'm looking at University of Tennessee's Extension site and at this site Here to see what I can plant now or at least in the next few weeks. So far it looks like for January I might be able to plant: cabbage, carrots, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, spinach, and turnips. Well that's all from the second site and most of them say not to start till January 15th, but I'm impatient and willing to go out and cover everything up at night and uncover it all in the morning if it means fresh veggies in a couple months. If I plant these and am successful now, then in 3 months when it's time to plant warmer season veggies I'll have empty space in my little garden plot. Sounds good, right?