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Is winter over?

Posted by cynthianovak 7/8 TX (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 0:20

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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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.


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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


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


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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.


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


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


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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.


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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.


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


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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.


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