No much sun in this corner of the garden, but everything is looking lush and green.My firebush tree has been crowded by my lychee and mango trees. I'll wait for the spring after the hummingbirds head north to cut it back. Yesterday I trimmed some of the dead lower branches.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
That time of the year to plant a winter veggie and herb garden.
I decided to give winter veggie gardening another try. Last year I told myself that it would be my last year wasting my time on a vegetable garden that barely produced. This year with Covid 19 keeping us all close to home with not much to do, I decided to give it another try.
This is the only corner of the back garden that gets from 4 to 5 hours of morning sun everyday. As you can see everything is in containers, I am hedging my bets using soil sold for this type of gardening. The year of 2020 has not been a great year for nurseries in my home town, and it has affected the availability of vegetable seedling. I am mostly planting seeds this year, like arugula, spinach, chives and lettuces. The hot and wet weather in my zone 10B are not ideal conditions for sowing seeds, but I’ll give it a try.