Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 1/20/14

It’s definitely winter here on my homestead now. Well, sort of. We have bouts of cold weather, then a day or two during the week where the high reaches into the 60’s. However, I can say that most of the week is now in the 40s and 50s with lows in the 30s at night. That’s proper. I sowed my winter crops a week ago, but nothing has come up yet. (I’m expecting to see seedlings any day now.) However, I do have a few pictures for you because I set up my germination station this week. This week’s garden pics!

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Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 1/13/14

It’s winter planting season, and the weather has changed like a roller coaster this week in the Charleston, SC area. From a low of 17 during the Polar Vortex (which dipped this far south) to a high of 73 only three days later! Walking through my garden this weekend, I felt like Goldilocks. This week’s garden pictures!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 12/16/13

It may be the middle of December, but I got quite a bit of work done in the garden this week. I augmented several more beds with cow manure compost and have about five more beds to do. (I ran out of manure!) I sowed red clover seed into the beds that won’t get planted until spring; the other beds are getting a blanket of leaves from my back yard as they’ll be planted next month with my winter crops. We received over an inch of much-needed rain this past weekend on the back end of warmer temperatures. The thermometer is dipping again this week, however. Winter will be here officially in a few days, but there are still things growing in my garden. This week’s garden pictures!