Sunday, January 18, 2009

January- State of the Garden




It was a nice run, but my fall tomatoes finally said goodbye. Low's in the 20's and 30's with high's in the mid-50's did them in. Don't feel too bad for us, it's mid-January and we're stocked with tomatoes! The cool thing is I'll be starting my spring tomatoes inside in about 2 weeks! Sweet! These pictures above show my tomatoes last week, and............gone this week.





Celery & Brussels spout. Not only have I never grown these veggies before, I've never even seen them grown before! Actually I've never seen most of the veggies I'm growing grown before.......thanks to the modern day grocery store! (speaking of modern day grocery stores....do you remember back in the 70's & 80's, before scanners, when the cashiers memorized all the prices and typed them into a cash register? lol!) So I don't always know how the plants are doing since I don't really know what they look like when they grow. The down side of being a green horn! I do believe both of these plants have suffered from a lack of sun.




I can grow a mean crop of green manure though!




The last of the fall garden- 4 cabbage left and a raised bed of onions. The family didn't dig the cabbage as much as I expected. I think these cabbage have been growing for about 5 months (including inside under the lights)! I'm looking forward to them getting out of the way.

The onions on the other hand, we can't wait. Again I've never grown onions before and I'm hoping they got enough sun.





The new guys to the garden, potatoes, beets and some radish. Just planted these around Christmas. Hate to be a broken record but............never grown these either! I'm kinda excited for some potatoes.



My first compost bin. I'm such an enviromentalist!



And finaly a quick crop of 40 broccoli pants on the way. I'm going to plant them where the tomatoes were.

They need to grow quick......I want to plant my spring garden the 1st week of March!


15 comments:

  1. Looking good. What do yu have planted?

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  2. Hey Stewart, you're my first commenter! Thanks!

    As I explained in the post I'm kinda wrapping up my winter garden. I still have a few cabbage left, some celery, lettuce, onion & garlic. I just planted about 32 potato seeds and I've got some broccoli under the lights getting ready to hit the dirt soon. I want to harvest them by late march to make room for my spring garden. In the spring I'll probably plant about 60 tomato plants, cukes, squash, basil, watermelon, corn, beans........and I'm not sure what else. Hey thanks for commenting, I'll try to post some more pics.

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  3. I'm impress, for a newbie your doing great. Well organized.
    Have you ever heard of potatoes being called Spuds because that's what we call them.
    So good luck with your spuds, they are my favorite veggie to grow.

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  4. nice setup & welcome to the garden blogging neighborhood. you're right--there aren't many FLA-idians blogging their gardens.

    one of the tricks (which i haven't mastered) of gardening in FLA is staging--getting the last winter crops out in time for spring crops to ripen before july kills everything! good luck with the coming frosts. i'm bidding my tomatoes farewell...

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