A few months ago I posted about started seeds, using the traditional phases of the moon. I started some in my little garden shed, and some right in the ground. Late frosts got the outside seedlings and I had to start over, but now things are looking great!
I didn’t keep notes on the exact dates I planted, I just checked the calendar to see if it was a “good” day for whatever crop I was planting. But I don’t know if transplanting counts the same as planting!
This is the first year I ordered seeds for food plants from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange – I’ve gotten cotton seeds from them before. I also really read the descriptions and ordered heirloom varieties that are supposed to be good for this area. I didn’t get every seed to sprout, but the ones that did have gotten huge!
I also have red-foliated white cotton growing, birdhouse and luffa gourds, red onions and gold potatoes. I need a bigger garden!
Wonderful photos! What a nice garden. It’s been quite a few years since we attempted a garden here in town. Our gardens have always been poor due to too many shade trees and lack of sun. I’m a tad envious looking at your flowers and vegetables, and that bee is amazing.
My garden luck swings from one extreme to the other! Just when I learned what grew well in southwest Houston, I moved! and now I have to learn all over again. So far so good this year – but if it all dies in the next few days, I won’t be shocked!
What stunning photographs, especially the bee ones!
Thanks! I have been learning a little about honey bees and our native bees, and I am trying to get good enough shots to allow me to identify species.