Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Gardening News, February Harvest

One of my 20 Wishes for 2015, Number 15 to be exact, is
 
Harvest something edible from either the green house or garden 10 months of the year
 
Some months, this will be easy, other months, not so much!  
 
A few of my herbs spend winter in a south facing window.  This is not ideal growing conditions, as they grow very slowly in the limited sunlight.  It does get them through the winter though and you might get a small harvest here and there. 
 
This basil hangs out in a west facing window behind an antique bed.
 
 
It was snipped and added to some comforting Vegetable Beef Soup on a snowy February day!  What a treat!  Fresh basil in winter, straight from my garden window!
 
Snow peas, lettuce and spinach are doing well in my greenhouse.  Hopefully, they will continue to grow even though we have snow and very cold temperatures!  I need to get some seeds started soon.  Spring Planting Time in Arkansas is around mid-April which is only 8 weeks away!  Thank goodness!
 
Are you ready for gardening season?
 
;-)  -Marci

9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    I am looking for ways to cut expenses so i can go part time in November and not coloring my hair will save me $125 every 3 months! And i think it will be healthier for my hair.

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. It never occurred once to me to have indoor herbs. But fresh basil in the winter sounds delightful!

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  3. Is it possible to be 'exceptionally ready' for gardening season?

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  4. I am lucky as my herbs still grow outdoors in our winter. So nice to see your saving your basil by bring it inside. I found yu at #snickerdoodlesunday

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  5. I am ready and eager. My spring bulbs just started to pop up in my containers on the balcony. Sowing time outdoors starts in April here too. How nice to keep herbs in the window over the winter.
    Charlotte @My Green Nook

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  6. It is nice to overwinter some herbs/flowers... mine are looking quite ready to be out of the house! My crocus are blooming beautifully.... there are dozens and dozens of purple ones out there... I love spring! :)

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  7. Marci, I can't wait to get my hands dirty! Will get my seeds started this weekend, then off to the greenhouse. Planting season here is after Mother's Day :(
    Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, can't wait to see what you'll share next week!

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  8. How fun to harvest greens in the winter! :) Thanks for sharing the gardening inspiration on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  9. I'm so looking forward to spring! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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