Radish Stew

A Central Texas Gardening Journal

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Snow and Spring

I have been away from my blog for so long that I have decided to return to the last blog in an effort to become current. This photo was also taken 2-23-10. Depicted, in the foreground, if my plum tree which is beginning to bloom even as the snow falls.
Nineteen days later the plum tree has some blooms and some leaves. The more vertical tree behind it is the pomegranate. This fruit tree is sprouting leaves, but will not bloom for months.


At March 14, 2010 at 9:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Radish Stew girl! Wondered where you've been...glad you are back and postin'. I need direction...I have spinach, kale and swiss chard coming up in the 1st bed, finished off the rocking around beds 2,3 & 4. The augmented dirt is really good, very few clods. I screened the compost I started last fall, and got 3 big bags of some fine stuff (hope #1 panned out!). Beans, Debi's chives are up in the greenhouse...lookin' for the tomatoes to poke their little heads...a few days out yet. Planning on carrots, radishes, potatoes, onions, in the beds, herbs and peppers in containers...I have lots of containers now after losing all the tropicals...oh well, a few survived amazingly! Lots of work but a burning desire! Hey to Cousin Alton!
Harper Farmer

At March 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Radish Stew said...

My tropicals died too, but the palm survived! You may find more success if you start thinking about summer plants instead of the cool weather ones. Carrots take so long! Plant potatoes, onion sets, radishes, then start thinking squash, beans, tomato, cucumber, etc.

At March 15, 2010 at 8:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Understood...I know I'm late on the cool guys but even tho I'm on the same latitude as you, the altitude is higher and further west, so our last median freeze is still a week or 2 away. I'm afraid to take anything out of the greenhouse til after Easter! Are beets out of the question at this point?

I put the onions and radishes in today. In the greenhouse, a few of the tomatoes have poked up their heads just today. I planted herbs and pepper seeds in peatpots, then transplanted a couple of pepper plants I had purchased. Whew!

I did discover some tropicals still alive at their base...even the plumeria! I had mulched really well, and kept them watered. Whether they'll make a comeback is yet to be seen!

It started raining here about 7 pm...hope you get some!
Harper Farmer

At March 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Radish Stew said...

You have been busy! One never knows what weather we will have! It sounds like you are right on time with your tomatoes, peppers, onions & radishes. I would save the beets until fall, but hey! it's your garden. Happy planting!


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