Thank you Cristina! This is very helpful. And thank you for sending the sun : ) Spring seems to be here a little early this year. But then Texas weather flip flops between hot and freezing in the spring so it is probably too soon to plant here now unless good protection is provided.
Ladypearl, around here the days are getting shorter and the nights a bit cold, it is a sign that you'll have the sun in all its glory.
I am putting some winter vegetables, we do not have snow in winter , rain and lower temperature, yes. I planted some cabbages and broccoli also coriander, silver beat and
beetroot, will see how they do.
I am hoping that our weather will dry out some, so that we can get some early crops in. Usually plant peas, cabbage, broccoli, and beets. We are supposed to get more rain this week, so it will be another few days after that before any work can be done.
The weather has been so weird in recent years. People are getting either too much rain or none. The temperature got into the 80's here in February and that's very strange too.
Cristina, sounds like you will still have a good garden through the fall and winter. How cold does it get in winter time where you live? .
Ladypearl, I've been away from my PC, sorry to answer you late.
In Temuco we had as low as - 4 C which is about 25F but only few nights over winter, It doesn't snow.
When is going under 1C,more or less 34F, I cover my plants and I do plenty plants as container gardening that I can move to the baranda, a semi enclosed area that I have and even more I do take a couple of more delicate pots indoors.
We have plenty rain, here is a temperate region but the weather has change and it has rain less the last couple of years and in some places there has been some drought and that was unthinkable in Chile.
Well it sounds like you have a very nice climate there, Cristina; that's good! Even though we have good, fertile soil here that will grow most anything, our weather gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter so that many useful plants cannot survive. We sure need rain right now.
From the 20th to the 23rd regardless of what it say the calendar and depending on the night temperatures where you live, it will be the right time to plant the 3 sisters. Especially peas. Little green peas. Sugar snap peas. Field peas. Cow peas. Lentils. Pod beans, snap beans, squash, early corn; sow grain crops, hay, fodder crops, soy beans, clovers, and other legumes for pasture and soil cleansings.
Thank you so much for this. I have this year's crop of daylily seeds to plant and want to try following the moon calendar. I had no idea of when to do it but will do chores today and plant seeds and transplant from the 20th to the 23rd.
This is fabulous, Thank you! We're following your moon calendar this year and recording our efforts. It will hopefully make for a productive garden as well as information for our science report for school.
Ladypearl wrote:Well it sounds like you have a very nice climate there, Cristina; that's good! Even though we have good, fertile soil here that will grow most anything, our weather gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter so that many useful plants cannot survive. We sure need rain right now.
Ladypearl ~ It has been raining or snowing since the middle of February. I wish to trade weather with you right now. If it does not dry out before summer comes, that means I will be planting close to, if not in summer! That happened last year, and I am not expecting the same to happen again. January and the first half of Febrary was nice and sunny all month...go figure!
We would gladly trade weather with you, Evelyn! Still have not had rain yet. I am using a soaker hose in the garden but plants seem to barely grown on tap water. The ranchers and wheat farmers are really hurting right now since the grass and wheat are barely alive. Our last good rains were last October if memory serves. We did get some snow in February, but it wasn't enough. The weather seems to be strange in many places.
Sure hope it drys out in time for you to get a good garden started.