Planting in February...what???
Seeing as I have lived all my life in Minnesota where you can't plant until late May I just had to give this a try (here in Arizona). We started small for now and will see how it goes.
Mr. Wild put together a box for me out of scrap lumber that came with the house.
Sunday morning I hauled buckets of local dirt and then I mixed in 5 bags of black topsoil.
This morning I got out the miter saw and cut and screwed together a frame so that I can cover and shade the plants if need be...seeing as they are talking about a good chance of hitting 90 this Saturday (that's 54 days earlier than normal).
Or on the other hand, in case it turns cold like last winter when we had 4 to 5 inches of snow right about now.
Yesterday afternoon I planted the little seedlings.
I planned to start everything from seed but then I realized I should have started them indoors in early January. Since the nurseries are getting in the little plants now I figured why not go for it plus I should have planted this about a week ago.
I put a cherry tomato in a pot so that I can haul it back to Minnesota with me.
I have lettuce and spinach and the single plant closet is cilantro.
Then here are the snap pea transplants and right in front of them I planted sweet pea seeds, on the other side of them is a row of snap pea seeds, then a row of carrot seeds and a short row of catnip seeds for the cat. I wanted to try some seeds too and see how that works out.
It's crowded but I expect to be picking lettuce and spinach faster than it can keep up...we'll see how it goes.
Thank goodness there is a nice fenced in area that came with the house. It's also critter and snake proof...well, almost snake proof, one got in last year but it was a good snake, not a rattler.
I couldn't resist a Parry Penstemon plant, they are Arizona wildflowers and are one of my favorites.
I've always had a garden on some sort, ever since I can remember I've been planting things. I worked in a nursery for 10 years but I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd ever be planting a garden in February!
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