Spring planting

garden gloves

It’s already the middle of February, and in Florida that’s typical spring planting season. There are still a few sub-freezing nights forecasted, so I can’t get started on my garden just yet.

I’m behind in prep work. I have to weed my planters, buy my starter plants, but even before that I have to decide what to plant.

In past years I’ve attempted a salsa garden. I had cilantro, green peppers, jalapeños, and tomatoes. I’ve not had the best luck with tomatoes, but hopefully with the advice I got about how to avoid bloom-drop, this year could produce  a bumper crop.

A past attempt at raising strawberries was also unproductive. The one saving grace is that the plants I put in a couple of years ago are still alive, and hopefully I can coax them into remaining that way, despite my brown thumb.

I may put in some other fresh herbs too – basil, thyme, rosemary.

Whatever I decide, I need to make it work this time. There is not many things more delicious that homegrown vegetables, except maybe home-baked cookies.

NaBloPoMo February 2015