We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Already starting the planting for the spring garden.   Isn’t that just amazing?!

Before we started gardening, I had no idea how far in advance someone is needing to plant seeds before the veggies are ready to eat.   Most of them take 2 to 3 months (60 – 90 days)  to grow to mature stages.   Some much longer.

So if we are going to harvest greens and winter veggies in March, they need to start growing now.  In the greenhouse mostly, of course.

IMG_20141217_130840893This week, we started more kohlrabi, kale, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, head lettuces, celery, corn salad and even some early tomatoes (for greenhouse production.)    They’ll be ready to plant in the garden (probably under row cover) sometime in January.

Soon after Christmas, we’ll be headed into full production with cool-weather veggies and herbs planted first.   By the end of January we will have started most of our early seedlings.

If you  have any recommendations or favorite veggies you’d like to see us try, I hope you’ll let us know.  Now is the time.   We love trying new things, you know!

Had I mentioned lately how much I enjoy my time in the garden?  I’m so very grateful for the privilege of playing in the dirt every day!  And it would never have happened without your support and encouragement.  Thank you!

We’re actually taking some time for the next couple of weeks to enjoy family, so I won’t be going for coffee on Tuesday morning.   I’ll see you at the Athens Organic Supply coffee shop again on Tuesday, January 6.

Until then, we’re wishing you a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Years.  Be safe in your travels and don’t forget to make time to count your blessings.

~Barbara

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