In my last post, I shared pictures of my homestead during Winter Storm Leon. Today, I’m sharing photos of my garden during the storm, as well as a few pictures of the aftermath. Ice covered everything for three days. That’s a record for the Charleston, SC area – at least, since I moved here 19 years ago. I basically gave up all hope of having any kind of harvest this winter crop; between the cold that delayed germination until just before the storm (and that’s if anything germinated at all) and the ice storm itself, I was in despair. However, I was surprised at what survived and what was damaged or lost. Winter Storm Leon in my garden!
It’s hard to believe it’s already December, the last month of the year! My 2013 garden log is almost complete, the seed catalogs are soon to arrive, and it’s time to start planning my seed germinating and my winter and spring gardens. There’s not much rest for southern gardeners as we can grow something almost year round. December and January are the slow months, then things kick back up again! Although this is my slowest season in the garden, I do have some pictures to share with you. This week in the garden!
Great news in the garden this past week: it rained! Friday night we got 1.2 inches of rain, and my plants are so happy. In fact, it was just what my newly planted seeds needed to poke through the earth. I’ve got different lettuces, spinach, carrots, beets, watercress, onions, and garlic sprouting now. I just planted the garlic, onions, and spinach 10 days ago, too. I love seeing new things growing in my garden, especially this time of year. This week in the garden!