Red lasoda potatoes were planted mid-January, and are getting to be a good size by late February. These will be ready to harvest in late April or early May.
The mesquite trees were beginning to bud by late February, which is usually a sign in our area that the danger of a freeze has passed. We took this as the green light to start planting the spring garden early this year, beginning on February 24.
We put in a variety of tomato plants: one yellow pear, six celebrity, and fifteen roma. I’m hoping to have lots of tomatoes to can. Also planted were a variety of pepper plants: two cayenne, six poblano and two grande jalapeno. One fennel plant was added because we lost all we had in a severe freeze earlier in January.
We spread a load of Kitchen Pride mushroom compost on the garden the first weekend in March. We also did some more planting: six Red Deuce tomatoes, six Homemade Pickles cucumber plants, two dill plants, two lavender, and lots of marigolds.
One of the tomato plants that was planted in February already has a bloom just a couple of weeks later…looking forward to having homegrown tomatoes once again!