There are few types of vegetables that don’t always survive winter in my zone 9a garden without protection when temperatures dip below freezing.
In the past, I have protected my San Marzano tomato plants with success by covering them completely with frost cloth.
This year, I decided to protect my bell pepper plants. The reason was because they were producing so well up until December and I didn’t want to have to wait a long time for new peppers.
|Pepper plant planted among garlic and nasturtiums.|
I recently re-planted my herb container for the cool-season.
I highly recommend planting your own herb container. It is very easy and so fun to be able to harvest your own herbs!
There is a gardening task that I both enjoy and dread when I have to do it twice every year.
Now, I am not only doing it for myself, but also for my mother-in-law.
So what it is this task?
The seasonal task of changing out flowering annuals or in this case perennials, that are treated as annuals.
I had to this last Sunday when we stopped by for dinner. Since my father-in-law’s death in September, we come over with the kids every Sunday and help around the house and garden and then have dinner.
My mother-in-law hasn’t felt like cooking much and likes the idea of having us trying a different kind of pizza each week in order to determine what restaurant makes the best. So far Papa John’s and Pizza Hut are our favorites….but there are still more to try. The kids especially enjoy eating pizza every week 🙂
|Getting ready to pull out the Vinca and plant Red Geraniums|
I will update you soon on the happenings in my personal life.