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I'm glad to be part of this group!! Ya'll seem very very knowledgeable!!!
I've been around gardens my entire life, but never managed more than a 9'x9' plot of tomatoes & herbs.
Now, we've moved & I have room for 4-5 plots.
Okay fellow gardeners, the Phoenix area tied for a temperature record today, 81 degrees! I thought it was April! I had planned to do some real work in the yard today, and found myself breaking a sweat. I wanted to plant seeds it was so warm today. Even my dogs spent time in the shade. You just never know what the weather will bring here, there will certainly be frost at least once before spring, perhaps in February.
Happy New Year all!
Up in P'Town you're going to have some problems with outdoor gardening through the winter unless you have a heated greenhouse and I'm betting you do not or you would not be asking. One thing that will work for you are "cold-frames" ... go to youtube.com and search "building a cold-frame" or just "cold-frames" and you will find lots of good videos about and how to. I've seen them used them under the snow up in Meadville about 90 miles north of you. Greens like lettuce, spinich, broc, etc. are good candidates to consider. Cheers!
Nancy, Anaheims are the green chiles used in chiles rellanos. They are roasted and peeled and stuffed with cheese or meat filling. They are also used in huevos rancheros, scrambled eggs with Mexican seasonings. They range from mild to tolerably spicy. Mine this year are pretty hot. May have cross pollinated with the Serranos. I do have a small orange tree in its 2nd winter and a lime as well. They have not yet produced fruit. I had one orange that dropped off when about pea size. I have probably close to a hundred lemons.
Merry Christmas my garden friends. I went out to pick parsely yesterday and found two Anaheims on my leafless pepper plants. We have had hard freeze here this week. we're eating lots of lemons and juicing for the freezer.
Oh also all my roofs would dump snow on it if we ever get any this yr. Would be just fine with me if we don't get any. So far just enough to say it did and it melted right away.
I'll bet that lettuce would grow just fine in an unheated greenhouse and any other cool crops. They probably wouldn't even care about the lower light. I had some over winter in the garden last yr and do wonderfully that spring. It was a red lettuce along with other cool crops. I have a little walk in greenhouse but I'm afraid to put it up without some way to chain it to the clothesline pole so it won't blow away when we get high winds again.
Merry Christmas Vicky I wanted to plant some lettuce and a few things down in the Greenhouse but was waiting to see how bad last months electric bill was from running the heater every day. Well I got it the other day and it went up 100 dollars but that could be from the house being heated also but still wasn't to bad. I turned off the heat to see what next month brings. I did figure one thing out and that was I installed wood panels on my gable ends of the greenhouse and I will probably be taking the south side off and installing clear panels or similar for there is not enough sun light getting in side.
Merry Christmas William. I planted a box of salad, chives, herbs under the grow light in the dinningroom does that count? Too dang cold outside here and I never got around to making tunnels or devising a way to turn the small back yard into a greenhouse for the winter. The sun is kinda low in winter and there are neighbor houses & a wood fence in the way. Give me an other month and I will be out there planting peas and other cool crops. Been chatting on the winter sow group but not sure I feel like buying that much potting soil. We'll see if I actually get any time to myself to really want to plant. I'm working extra taking care of an elderly lady and that doesn't give me any me time. If it is a project I can take with me then it can get done. I did stop into the nursery and bought her a flowering cabbage and 3 pansies for the pot on her patio, since she is chair and bed ridden but she can look out the slider door at her pots of plants.
I'm cutting Veggies, peeling Spuds and making stuffing :)
Just popped in to say...
Huge Hugs from Catherine.
Nollaig Hona Ghuit Go Leir :)
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