Is winter over?

cynthianovakFebruary 15, 2013

I'm starting to think that winter is over. At least the big hard nasty winter. What do you think? Even more interesting...what are you planting? I put in potatoes and 1 calendula and some kale. Will stick in som snow peas and I hope I'm not too late. Tossed out some saved seeds for Mexican Mint Marigold. I spotted the purple amarant coming up so I'll move them around. WOW

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mswillis5

Currently planted for me:
Spinach
Kale
Collards
Carrots
Turnips
Onions
Garlic
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Parsnips
Radish
Peas
Mustard Greens
Yukon Gold Potato

Under lights:
Lots of Tomatoes most transplanted to bigger containers already
Squash - Transplanted after only 1 week. Grew large roots fast. I guess I am new and learning
Lavender
Lots of sweet and mile Peppers
Herbs- Basil, celeriac, cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley and more

This is my first year with a very large garden and my second year with a garden. I think everything is going as planned so far. My radishes are starting on their first true leaves. Everything in the ground has sprouted except the cabbage and others that I put in the front yard garden.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 2:07AM
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cynthianovak

I have some of the romanesq broccoli /caulifower started and will put them in the garden today or tomorrow along with some chard, but I am concerned that I am too late for big gorgeous plants.

c

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 9:57AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I really don't trust that it is over, Cynthia, though maybe not a really bad blast coming.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 10:11AM
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eahamel(9a)

I think it's about over, though we're having a few cold nights. I've started peppers, tomatoes and a bunch of flowers from seed, tomatoes and one pepper are all that have come up yet, and I'm bringing them indoors at night. I already planted some tomatoes, and am covering them at night. But I think it's essentially done for this year.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 4:19PM
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Lynn Marie

Today's high was about 46? I'd say it is definitely still winter.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 5:42PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

And a light freeze tonight...............yes, winter is still with us!!!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 5:46PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Rule of thumb - Wait till April Fool's day. Remember that snow we had in early April a few years ago?

Anything could happen for the next 6 weeks.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 7:19PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

It has been a mild winter here in San Antonio. My one bell pepper plant never froze and has new leaves coming out.
I have spinach, romain and cabbage just sprouting. I figure I can always plant them again.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:14PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Thermometer says 27 at my house this morning and there is ice in the bird baths, so it is still winter where I live.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 8:15AM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

I had frost this morning nearby Spicewood but forecast calls for rather mild weather for at least a week. My Montezuma Cypress is growing! Bermuda grass are slowly starting to green up as well.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 9:33AM
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