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Late Winter Gardening!


I'm already out in the garden again. Really there should have been no break as this is Texas but there was a freak cold snap that killed all of my broccoli, turnips, carrots, beets, cabbage and spinach in December! Normally, all of those plants can take temperatures down to about 25F and it only got to 29F but everything was killed. So [sign in to see URL] I had no motivation to get more things.

But the garlic I planted in October survived and in January, I put in 25 feet on onions. I've got another 50 feet of onions to plant (too late, but oh well!). I also put in 50 feet of potatoes yesterday. Whew.

I'll get some pictures soon. After the spring equinox, it will be time for serious spring/summer planting!
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So sorry that frost killed your plants and your motivation!

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On the other hand, it's good your getting back into it gradually. And garlic is hardy! Have you tried leek?

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I haven't grown leeks at home but we did them at the farm last year. They would prefer a longer period of cool temperatures than we get, but we can still grow them to a descent size. The farm has a whole tray ready to plant out and I might snag some for my house if they have extras!
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I did finally get the rest of the onions in. I had enough for 50 feet but the sets had been sitting around for so long that some of them weren't viable anymore. Unfortunately, it was mostly the yellow onions that were no good! Phooey. But I got 25 feet in, and now I have a free 25 feet for some of the extra plants from the farm my mom has been trying to give me (cabbage, etc).
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Sorry you lost your [sign in to see URL] understand you are having more crap weather this week. Hopefully no more cold!

I had to laugh at you planting onions, we live in "Onionville"...Payette, Idaho is famous for it's yellow onions. And my Hubby can not stand onions! emoticon Every time we drive by the plant that dehydrates them, makes them into onion rings [sign in to see URL] almost gags! emoticon

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