Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pic Today 3/6/10

To plant, or not to plant . . . .


That plot of sunny soil, that back porch container . . . the weather is finally saying SPRING, and they're begging to grow for you . . . growing, green things that declare our cold winter has gone.

Whether you sow your own seeds, or plant young seedlings, there are a host of plants that can handle cool days and cold nights. Your local nursery or garden shop already have them in stock.
If you do plant seedlings this weekend, take care to cover young plants if the mercury dips below freezing. Otherwise these are varieties that can handle cold nights . . .

Hearty cold weather vegetable seedlings include cabbage, spinach, lettuce, kale, and broccoli.
Vegetable seeds than can be sewn right now include beets, carrots, onion, turnips and all varieties of lettuce and spinach. Pansy plants are a hearty, cold weather flower that can be planted in gardens and borders alike.
Let your green thumb grab a shovel and hoe, and start tilling. Sure it's early, but it sure looks like ol' man winter has left us . . .

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