I decided to explore this topic because it was the latest on Pagan Blog Prompts.
I kept waiting for winter to show up, but with the exception of a few days that BARELY dipped below 32 degrees, we’ve had an extremely mild winter here in SE Texas. I always worry about that, because rumor has it if winter is mild, summer will be horrifically scorching. Not that horrifically scorching is any different from any other summer here in SE Texas, but anyone who lives down here knows that extreme heat is never good as we approach hurricane season.
Lately the weather has been really lovely. Low 70’s, sunshine and cool breezes. Best take advantage of it while it lasts, because it never lasts long around here. It’s prime weather for planting! Jay built me a beautiful 6ftx3ft planter box out of cedar. I cannot wait to start planting!
We recently hit up Lowe’s for some gardening essentials, namely my Jiffy greenhouse. It holds 70 plants! I planted 14 varieties of seed in it and they’ll be germinating for the next few weeks. There are dill, cilantro, oregano, catnip, lavender, marjoram, tarragon, echinacea, chives, sage, basil & rosemary in my tray. Currently the tray is under the desk in my guest room hidden in the dark. Since the tray is self watering, I have very little work to do until it’s harvest time.
I’d have to say I’m most looking forward to the lavender, echinacea & basil sprouting. My favorite herbs that I like to work with currently are lavender, chamomile, peppermint, comfrey & catnip. Once my new crop sprouts, my favorite herbs list may be revised. We’ll see.
As my little seeds begin to sprout, I’ll update you on their progress. In the meantime, happy planting!