Happy February! January certainly flew by for me. I managed to get my seeds organized and started an online tracking system using Google Sheets. I also started some microgreens, which died last week because I forgot to water them for two days(!!), and have spinach and lettuce growing in my hydroponics system. While we’ve had mild weather in Cincinnati, and crocuses are just starting to peek through, I’m sure Mother Nature isn’t quite done with winter and we still have a ways to go until the official start of spring on March 20.
Unlike some, my New Year’s excitement usually centers around the garden. December is a quiet month in my Cincinnati garden. If I’m lucky, I may still be harvesting radishes or some hardy greens. However, I usually put the raised beds to rest by the end of November and let Mother Nature do her thing over the winter.
January is a perfect time to review what did or didn’t go so well over the last year and start planning for the upcoming growing season. Following are my high-level goals for 2017. I’ll also be sharing monthly to dos and goals throughout the year.
Hard to believe another year has gone by! Also hard to believe how mild the winter has been in Cincinnati—so far. I’m hoping we get some snow and a stretch of cold weather; I need Mother Nature’s help slowing down some weeds and bugs I battled this year.
Over the next few days, I’m going to start sharing my gardening ideas and goals for 2017. Whatever you’re doing today, have a safe and very Happy New Year!