This week I actually found myself outdoors sowing seeds directly into the soil of my garden. Thanks to wonderful Tennessee weather, where you can count on a few days of warm even in February, we’re able to plant a few cool season crops this month.
So far in the vegetable garden I’ve planted:
- Lettuce – two varieties Little Gem, and Tom Thumb
- Spinach – a hybrid
- Sugar snap peas
- Garlic (done in the fall)
- Cilantro (self-sows regularly in the fall)
I planted the lettuce and spinach into my circular raised bed that just recently was put together. I arranged three sticks to divide the area into six sections. Four of the sections are planted and soon I’ll fill the last two with my red lettuce. If we get some really cold weather these plants may need some covering.
I’m planting the sugar snap peas everywhere I can this year. They are delicious right out of the garden and we never seem to have enough. They rarely even make it into the house! Once they have stopped producing we’ll let the foliage die back and nourish the soil with the nitrogen it fixed while growing. Legumes are a great resource! About that time I’ll be able to plant my tomatoes in the garden in and around the fast fading peas.
How are your seeds coming?
To join in on Seed Sowing Saturday just link back to this post and tell us about your seed sowing experiences over the past week. Be sure to leave a link below so we can come over and visit your post! Oh, and a Tweet or a Facebook mention/like is always a good thing!
Visit these Seed Starters!
Originally written by Dave @ The Home Garden
Not to be reproduced or re-blogged without permission. No feed scraping is permitted.
All Rights Reserved.
Tags: area, cold weather, die, February, foliage, garden seed, garden state, house, legumes, lettuce, link, little gem, love grass, nitrogen, Saturday, season crops, seed sowing, six sections, snap, sowing seeds, spinach, sugar snap peas, tennessee, tennessee weather, tom thumb, trowel, tweet, vegetable garden, weather, year