Do you ever wish you could just start all over again? That is just what we gardeners get to do every year. The 2009 garden season has ended and 2010 is just beginning. Last year's garden is gone and we get to start fresh and new in 2010. Here at Uwharrie Farm the fall greenhouse tomato crop will soon come to an end. Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Gray Mold have taken a toll yet we still had a good harvest. And just think, I can clean out all the old plants with their problems this month and start all over with a fresh new spring crop.
In mid January I will plant tomato seed to grow plants for the spring greenhouse tomato crop and onion seed to grow plants for the spring garden. Usually I plant the tomato seed in December, however, for various reasons we are running a little later this year.
Mid February is a good time to plant seed for broccoli, cabbage and lettuce to grow plants for spring planting in the garden.
Remember we are in USDA Hardiness zone 7