With the warm winter we are having
At least so far
People are getting antsy to plant something.
Yet, it’s basically too early for almost everything.
There is one group of vegetables that might work now
No guarntees though.
Greens like the cool seasons.
So here in zone 7a
That means spring and fall.
My favorites are arugula and leaf lettuce.
But all kinds of greens like it cool.
I like to plant it on the edges of my flower beds
And in my big pots
Planted on top of the tulips I buried in November.
My favorite is a leaf lettuce mix
From Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Called Allstar Gourmet Lettuce Mix.
Simply rough up the soil a bit
And sprinkle the seeds.
Then run a rake gently over them
And pat it down a bit.
Keep the soil damp while it germinates.
You can do this in several places
At two week intervals.
By March or so you will have plenty of fresh greens
For you and whatever bunnies may come your way.
Granted it’s not full on gardening
But it’s a tasty way
To start the season.
And isn’t it amazing how something as fragile
Can withstand the tougher conditions of winter.
Life is like that sometimes.
PS Cabbage babies keep sprouting!