In typical Cincinnati fashion, March certainly came in like a lion! We had a stormy start to the new month and the rainy weather continues. I’ve enjoyed taking the time to walk slowly throughout the yard and gardens where it seems everything is getting an early start this year.
February 2017 Goals Recap
February is a short month so I went light on my goals. Even so, I only really accomplished goal 1. But cleaning the seed starting containers was an important, and somewhat thankless task, so I’m happy to announce that it’s done. New planting areas, which is goal 2, is ongoing but I have given it lots of thought and will share once I make some decisions. I am going to become a Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor (goal 3), and I’ll work on this throughout the 2017 growing season. Finally, I’m punting on hoops for the raised beds until late summer/early fall, so there’s my out for goal 4.
March came roaring into Cincinnati overnight—wind, thunder, lightning, heavy rain, and even some hail early this morning. And, while it’s supposed to cool down a bit from the 50s and 60s we’ve been enjoying, I still can’t get over how mild this winter has been and how much green there already is in the garden.
Like these Egyptian Walking Onions. They’re new to me and I’m excited to try them out. I planted last fall in a grow bag (have you checked them out?) because I wasn’t sure I wanted them walking all over the garden!
March is fast approaching, which means it’s seed starting time here in Cincinnati. I like to start plants from seed whenever possible because it’s fun and economical. It also allows me to grow different varieties, such as Renee’s Garden Climbing Summer Squash, which I can’t find at local nurseries. (By the way, it’s delicious, grows like crazy, and wasn’t bothered by squash bugs at all last summer. It’s also a great conversation starter!)