Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Getting Closer To Garden
I live in gardening zone 7. The zones are based on first frosts so they're pretty important. In Southern California, for example, gardeners can plant just about anything anytime. Here on the East Coast things are a bit different. We had freeze warnings just a few days ago. My first plantings will be lettuce, beets, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, leeks, melons, radishes, and summer squash. Later on I hope to plant pumpkin, winter squash and potatoes. We'll see.
This is all an experiment. I'm learning as I go. I think one of my biggest challenges will be to discourage squirrels and deer from eating everything just as fast as it comes up. I'm hoping the split rail fence I'm putting up will help out with the deer.
I'll keep you posted.