It’s the last day of February and everything is waking up. We have mulberries growing on the mulberry trees, potatoes coming up in the garden, grass that is turning green again, and carpenter bees eating our outbuildings.
Spring has sprung, and there are no frosts in sight.
I admit: I thought we had more time than this. Normally we get one last frost near Easter, but it doesn’t seem to be the case this year.
Unless something freaky happens, it’s time to start planting tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, melons and all those warm-season crops.
What a weird winter! We had a devastatingly cold December, then a mostly mild winter after that – and now, there are new leaves growing everywhere!
Once I finish editing today’s video, I think we’ll have to spend some serious time in the garden.
Agreed, strange winter but looks to be over here in the south. Already put half the tomatoes in the ground alongside all the cool weather crops and as soon as the beds are prepped will look to start planting everything else. Hopefully there is enough cool weather for things not to bolt but already not looking good as the collards and mustard we overwintered is bolting.
Yup, spring has sprung. I just let the matoes tell me when they’re ready, I haven’t sewn tomato seeds in 3 years. My first Everglade tomato crop continues to pay dividends by way of those song filled mocking birds spreadin seeds for me! I’ve got tomatoes popping up in the front yard, backyard, behind the shed… everywhere!! I just pot them up, put a dripper on ‘em! And Yay! One sure blessing of living in the so flo area.
That is really awesome.
I was cutting grass today. I was not happy about that. I’ll be cutting grass tomorrow, too. Anyway, I started seeds in trays a few days ago and they are germinating quickly sitting outside on the back deck. Thought abpit trying to squeeze in some cooler weather crops but it is too warm already. The few brassicas that survived the freeze even have all gone to seed now.
I started seeds in trays in January. Spinach, kale, peppers, tomatoes, lettuces etc. Too many to list. Last week I put my spinach starts out, and within 3 days one of them was already bolting. (central Florida here). Definitely a weird winter this year. I’m already seeing pests coming out. Army worms already devoured my one calendula that survived our freezes! It’s okay though, the army worms killed my calendula, so I killed the army worms…
That being said, I was able to transplant my pepper and tomatoe starts and they are thriving right now. I’m so excited for spring gardening.
The forecast for 35 degrees about the 11th is causing me to try to hold back on setting out a few of my warm weather plants. They are thriving in containers right now. I’m raring and ready but attempting to hold back. Finding other chores to do.