With the unseasonably warm weather here in the Charleston, SC area, seedlings are popping out all over my garden. So much so, I felt another garden update was needed. Here’s what has happened in my garden since Friday’s update.
I found my first strawberry flower (see main picture above). All my strawberry plants are from one original root that spent last season spreading out runners and putting down new roots. It didn’t produce any strawberries last year. Obviously, I’m in for a harvest this year!
Last spring I planted asparagus roots. I let them grow and go to fern for the year, knowing I could harvest this winter. I didn’t expect any spears until February, but here are my first ones!
Asparagus grows very quickly, so it will be interesting to see how many hours (not days) it’ll be before I can harvest these. Not to mention awaiting all the other spears to break through the soil.
Below are pictures of what has popped through the soil in the past two days:
BLOOMSDALE LONG STANDING SPINACH:
GIANT NOBLE SPINACH:
EASTER EGG RADISHES:
GOLDEN GLOBE TURNIPS:
DETROIT RED BEETS: They came through the soil 8 days early!
EARLY BLOOD RED TURNIP BEETS:
BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON LETTUCE:
TOM THUMB LETTUCE:
RED ROMAINE LETTUCE:
RED SAILS LETTUCE:
It’s amazing how quickly everything is germinating. I’m sure it’s because of the 75-80 degree days we’ve been having. It’s great, don’t you think? However, this interruption in winter (okay, Southern winter, but still winter) may be great for my plants, but I fear that lurking beneath the surface of my soil are hundreds and hundreds of nasty insect eggs waiting to hatch and attack my veggies this spring! So, on second thought, this may not be so great after all.