We have had the craziest weather here in North Florida. It has been SO warm!
I mean, I know its Florida and all, and if you are reading this from North Dakota, you probably want to throw a shoe at me, but really, Tallahassee can get cold.
If you look at a gardening zone map, Tallahassee is zone 8 like the rest of the panhandle, but our micro climate is much colder than that. I am not sure why, something about these Red Hills. Our winter usually always has several hard freezes (low temps in the teens for several straight days) and many light freezes.
This year everything is blooming early and that means planting needs to happen early too.
Which I was so grateful for after my miscarriage. I had such an urge to get into the garden and tend to something. To help something grow.
These are some sort of lettuce, can’t remember now, sorry. Oh, and I am back in my 10×30 garden after letting it rest this past fall.
This is my herb garden by the back porch. I planted several new herbs that I have never planted before. I planted some cilantro, there in the back and Feverfew and Chamomile here in the front. I hope they do well.
I have never had luck with strawberries before. The birds or bugs always get them. We used to have a big patch back by the fence but it was a diaster. I really do not understand how organic strawberry farmers do it.
When I was buying these plants at a great little business called Native Nurseries, they had a strawberry plant call Alpine. The berries are suppossed to be smaller, but sweeter. I couldn’t resist.
Penelope could not resist our two new animal friends. She had lots of fun deciding where their new bunny home would be.
I also planted a little flower called Wind Runner, in another pot next to the strawberries. It is a native plant to our area, usually found in shaded, wooded areas.
And it is an endangered species! How could I not buy it?!
What’s up in your garden this year?