January Garden Update

We're Back!

After several weeks where we've just been too busy to garden, we're back. Things in the greenhouse are going pretty well, but I'm a little nervous about the cold snap we're expecting this week. Our greenhouse came with a small heater, and we've set it on a thermostat to turn on if it goes down to 35 degrees, and then turn off when it goes up to 45 degrees. Hopefully that will be enough.    We lost our tomatoes to a cold snap earlier this winter (we wanted to know if we could go without the heater, and it turns out we can't), but the Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbages, beets, greens,  catnip, and carrots are going strong. Winter is a good time for growing greens, and we'll definitely be incorporating more of those next time around.

We were very pleased to see that we've got cauliflower coming in - after inchworms ate almost the entire plant, it's nice to see it sprouting some veggies for us! Our beets are also looking good - I'm hoping there's some nice, big roots under all of those beautiful leaves. Even if there aren't beet greens are tasty and we'll enjoy them.

What's next? We have to start planning for spring (hooray!). Basically, we're going to begin the growing season inside a couple of months earlier than we can outside - but we'll probably try the same kinds of vegetables we would otherwise. We'll test a variety of peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and of course, more greens. I'm also hoping for some early strawberries.

What do you want to grow this year? Let me know in the comments.