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|Sun, 12-09-2012 - 1:26am|
Is anybody growing any veggies or herbs, indoors or outside?
We are fortunate to be able to garden outside year round. Its always interesting to see how long the summer plants last. Last winter I had good luck with a few summer plants overwintering and providing zuccini and bell peppers all winter (just not a great volume of them). This year I still have tomatoes and eggplant and chilies going strong. The eggplant is a big surprise. This summer the zuccini didn't do that well nor did bell peppers, with the exception of the Pimento sweet peppers. Also I have strawberries growing in one of those "pocket" pots, I thought they were dying in the summer but now that its cooler they're looking great again and setting fruit, I even got one little ripe berry a few days ago!
I'm late on winter planting but finally got some things planted in the past couple of weeks. I put in starts of sugar snap peas, Winterbor kale, Cheddar Cheese cauliflower, and seeds of beets. I want to start 6-paks of lettuce and spinach too. I've tried direct sowing but the slugs and bugs eat most of them as they emerge so transplanting works better.
Is the winter a gardening time for you, or is it all armchair gardening where you look at seed catalogs and dream about what you will plant next spring?