Sunday, February 5, 2012
Signs of Spring On February Fifth
Well it looks like the gardening season is officially in full swing here in New Orleans. I got my hands all up in the mud this week and planted all kinds of new stuff and took a look at what's been growing. As you'll see above, the pomegranate tree has pretty much come fully back and the lavender is coming into bloom as well. Can't WAIT to see the bees blooming around the lavender :) Oh how I love bees so damn much. As long as they're not stinging me :p
I also got some radishes put into the ground last weekend and they've pretty much all come up!! Exciting!! They're supposed to be fast growers, so we'll see how they do. They sure did come up fast! Next to them, I have some gorgeous swiss chard that I picked up at a local nursery and some broccoli that I planted from seed that's making an awesome head! My only concern is that part of the head seems to be turning red :/ Anyone know if that's normal or if not what could be causing it? I googled it but didn't get much...though someone might know from experience.
And last but not least, I got some stuff into the main garden. Transplanted some corn that I grew from seed aslong with some cucumber and lima beans that I grew from seed and the rest came from nurseries. Well aside from one volunteer tomato from the compost :p So I have two black beauty eggplant, two bell peppers, two giant bells, two jalapenos, two creole tomatoes and a cherry tomato in there right now...with more to come of course! Oh...and I did something that I don't know if I should have or not :p I bought some onion sets and planted them all over the garden XD I know their roots don't grow THAT deep...so I planted them around other plants and in between plants. We'll see what happens. Just have to water well. And hey, I'll prob be moving around May and starting a whole new garden so this will be Mom's garden anyway :p
I'll have LoTS more updates over on Tumblr today! Just click the link over on the sidebar for those! In the meantime, did you do any gardening this weekend/Week?
And now it's time to pick FIVE winners for my seed giveaway!!! Not all that many people entered, so the chances of winning were pretty good! I'm likely to have another of these down the road. Hopefully there are more entries then. I'm really just being selfish and want to see more people garden :p it's a great hobby and you get FREE FOOD from it! So without further ado, the winners are:
Congrats everyone!!! I'll email you all to see which five seeds you want :) Here's the list if you want a reminder!