Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pic Today 4/9/11


With our mild sunny weather,
gardeners are planting their garden plots this weekend.

Those with 'cold boxes' have a head start, of course.
Their seedlings are plump and healthy
and ready to plant in well prepared soil.

Even with cool nights, seedlings will thrive starting now:
lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, kale, parsley, most greens.
And it's safe to sow seeds for:
carrots, onions, brussel sprouts, most herbs.
Garlic bulbs and seed potatoes are ready to plant.
(Too soon for tomatoes and peppers, of course.)

Cold boxes are a great way to get a head start
during cold winter months
(which are hopefully well behind us.)

If you don't have a garden spot,
try growing some herbs and lettuce in a large flower pot
on your porch or sunny front step.
(Your garden center will help you get started.)

Happy Spring!


  1. happy spring, here as much heat!

  2. Nothing like spring! Hope we get a garden when we move op north - or at least a pattio or a nice backyard :)

  3. Precioso reportaje hortícola, plantas que asoman a una nueva vida, muy bueno amigo Rick, un abrazo para ti

  4. I love how the first two played with my eyes as patterns. i can't wait to have my own house and garden!