Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 5/27/13

This Memorial Day weekend has been hot and sunny, and I got a lot done in the garden ~ fertilizing, weeding, pruning, and harvesting. The warm weather, along with the rain we got a few days ago, have caused growth spurts in every bed! Peppers, tomatoes, and beans are fruiting. Eggplant, beans, cucumbers, pumpkin, and squash are flowering. The picture above is a double-blossom male zucchini flower. I have never seen that before. See more of my garden!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 4/1/13

Finally, spring is here! The temperature was in the low to mid-70s this weekend, the pine trees are dropping pollen, new leaves are appearing on trees and bushes, and my winter garden is enjoying its last week before I harvest everything (ready or not) to prepare for the spring planting next weekend! Come, take a look at the changes in my Sanctuary Garden!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 3/18/13

The weather is finally warming up in the Charleston, SC area! In fact, it’s been in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s the past few days. Typical Lowcountry spring – we jump right into the warm weather. My garden is loving it, as you can see above in the picture of my Purple Top turnips. Now that it’s warm, it’s a busy time in my Sanctuary Garden. Come take a look!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 3/12/13

My garden is a see-saw, it seems. Between trying to get my soil back in balance and the continual weekly night or two below freezing, it’s a wonder anything is still growing! We are a week away from the big Spring Planting, and I’m determined to get a harvest from my winter planting. See what’s happening!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 3/3/13

Crazy, crazy weather here in the Lowcountry. Rain and rain and rain, unseasonably cold temperatures, frost in March. Add that to my garden soil issues, and it’s no wonder my harvest is delayed! However, spring is three weeks away, I’m working on amending my soil (the best I can), and my plants are still hanging on. Come take a look!