February, 2016

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Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Several months ago, a friend here told me he was ordering onion sets and asked if I’d like to go in on an order. I’ve only grown small green onions before, but of course, I said yes.

Then last Friday, I got a call — the onions had arrived! How exciting.

So today, after pouring 10 loads of cement with Brad for the new greenhouse, I planted onions. The onions were a mix of short day onions — Texas 1015Y Super Sweet (yellow), Texas Early White, and Red Creole. I believe I planted about 120 of them. It was good to get my hands in the dirt again.

We’ll see how they turn out. This should be another crop that will last most of the winter.




Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Today is one of the first really warm days this spring. It seems like it’s been a cold winter, and we are eagerly anticipating warmer temperatures and some quality time in the garden.

I’ve begun my starts in the house and am starting to think about what’s going to go into which bed.


We’ve also started clearing a space for a small new greenhouse.


I’m not deviating too much from last year’s garden, but I am planting a few new things — a new variety of tomato (Skyway, a large red tomato which is supposed to be nematode resistant and do well in heat), turnips, and shishito peppers (the last two are both things we love to eat).

Before we know it, asparagus will be popping up. We love those perennials.