Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 2/24/13

What a week here in the Charleston area! I think the weather can’t figure out if it’s winter or spring. After 3.9 inches of rain last week, we received another 2.3 inches this week (almost all of it in the past two days). That was interspersed with below freezing temperatures and a couple hard frosts. Surprisingly, most of my garden has survived – including the strawberry buds (see above picture). Unfortunately, there were some casualties. Come take a look!

Planting Potatoes

The day finally arrived. It was potato planting day here in my garden. We have a short window for planting potatoes in the Charleston, SC area – from February 1 through February 15 – so I wanted to get those spuds in the ground on the first day. If you’ve never considered planting potatoes, take a second look. It’s easy and inexpensive, and you’ll harvest pounds and pounds of buttery goodness. But wait, there’s more!