although temperatures are pretty chilly........
but that is just what Brussels sprouts love............cold , chilly weather.
I planted a small patch of these.........you can tell by the photo that the chickens wish they could nibble on them.
Did you know that the colder the weather, the more Brussels sprouts produce a better vegetable?
However, in this Texas climate, by the time the plants get big enough, it might be too warm for them to produce. But that is how the store makes good money from people like me who buy these plants at the wrong time and in the wrong climate. LOL. They really should be planted in the late fall.
However, I have never worked with Brussels sprouts before and wanted to
So you will see in a few weeks, what becomes of this.
I also bought bundles of onions that I hope to get planted later on this week.
If you remember on my January 2, 2013 post, I wrote about a new garden method I want to also
bag gardening. (you can read the archives)
I ran across a really great sale on organic garden soil the other day, and now I can't wait for planting season to use these bags.
I have already begun work on the bed/garden area I want to use this method in.
This is a large flower bed in front of my greenhouse. Each year I battle thick grass, wearing myself out, trying to dig it out. This time, since I am using the bag method here,I decided that I would simply smother the grass out.
I placed newspapers on top of the bed and watered them down.
It's a good thing to keep old newspapers for these kinds of things.
I then placed empty feed and bird seed, plastic bags on top of the wet newspapers.
Again, I keep these empty bags for such things. In a few weeks, the grass will have, hopefully, died.
I am not removing any of this however. When planting season begins, I will place the bags of soil on top of this area and begin planting as described in my January 2 post.
Some of you might remember that I posted about my grandfather's trunk that I was recently given
. I posted about this on November 19, 2011. You can visit the archives.
I finally found and ordered the perfect wall paper that I am going to place inside of it..............pictured above.........isn't it beautiful?
It should arrive in a week or so and hopefully I will have the trunk papered and filled with my embroidered linens in a couple of weeks!
I can't wait!
How about you?
Have you started planting those "cold month" plants such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage or onions ?
I would love to hear.