To say that we have had a mild Winter is an understatement. While it did get quite cold at times it never stuck around for more than a few days at a time and in the month of January our average was probably around 75 degrees. With that said, our garden doesn’t know what to do. “Normally” everything would be done by now but we are still getting tomatoes like there’s no tomorrow and our onions and cabbage, brussel sprouts and green bell peppers continue to press on. So we are leaving them alone for now and my hubby is tilling up the part that has been resting since Summer.
This is what the scene looks like right now. The garden extends all the way to that little shed in the back.
Up until now we’ve (meaning exclusively my hubby) been tilling and planting without much preparation to the soil. But hubby’s getting VERY serious about it now. He recently had two dump truck loads of “special” dirt delivered and he and the boys are slowly getting it spread throughout the garden.
He is ready to get planting. These are just a few of the seed packets that he’s ordered.
He tries to get organic, Non GMO, heirloom seeds. Plus he saves some seeds from previous crops as well.
Here’s some of our tomato bounty. This is about the 2nd round of mator’s and he just brought in two bag fulls yesterday. I’m making and freezing sauce out of them because frankly I don’t even like tomatoes in their “raw” form. It’s a texture thing, but sauce I use all the the time.
Well that’s the update from the Homestead Garden. I’ll keep you posted on any new developments!
Have a GREAT day my friends!