Early Spring March 2013

Posted By on March 31, 2013

Sedum sexangulaire

Sedum sexangulaire

I have a general rule of not planting until Easter weekend. That being said, it has been so warm and pretty that I felt confident I could start planting outside in the beginning of March. My husband had gotten me soil and my beds were ready to go. My next few blogs will be covering the adventures of planting early. The first week of March I planted a variety of cherry and roma tomatoes, pickling and Mediterranean cucumbers, okra, green beans, borage, roses, hollyhocks, cosmos, zinnias, and snapdragons. At this point I am planting the herbs, and vegetables, while my mother in law is working on mostly the flowers and pruning.

My little garden helper.

My little garden helper.

On many days the temperatures are hitting mid to high 70s. We found that hollyhock, cosmos and must of our flowers do best sowed into the soil. The zinnias did well in the transplanting, I almost gave up on the borage, but it perked up after a week or so. Oh I am also enjoying a new ground cover that I love. Green sedum is so amazing and incredibly easy to propagate. If a piece breaks off it can be placed in moist soil where it will take root and grow. Sedum is an evergreen and easy to take care of as it thrives in shade or full sun.

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