During the fall and winter gardening really can be really encouraging here in Texas. The mornings the ground can be covered in frost and the afternoons of the same day will be sunny and warm. So in the afternoons you can get out and plant new things and watch new life begin. Growing onions and garlic are an easy place to start.
Growing Onions and Garlic
Growing onions and garlic are some of the easiest things to start in the winter here in Texas. Even better, you can begin harvesting in May or June about the time you start planting other veggies.
Hacks are Good
My sister gave me the best planting tip for onions. With a hoe, trench a v shaped trench and lay the onions in the trench. When all the onions are laid in the trench about 4 inches apart back fill the dirt and water in well. So freakin easy!!!
It is so exciting to go into the garden and see something growing while there is a fire in the fireplace. It makes the longing for spring so much easier. Just look at these sweet babies.
I also planted garlic. Just punch a 2 inch deep hole and plant the garlic head pointy side up. Space the garlic 4-6 inches apart.
While I am waiting for my second planting of carrots to come up and I am planting a second round of greens I am so excited to see my garlic sprouting its sweet spicy little selves.
I will begin planting potatoes soon. So while we eagerly await spring there is a little life growing in the garden. Next month I will start tomatoes and peppers under grow lights. Take heart spring will be here before we know it! Life is budding everywhere, including weeds! boo hiss to weeds! Then, it will be the dreadful heat of Texas and we will be looking forward to winter again. LOL
Dr B says
Onions, the first thing my grandad taught me to grow back in 1950!
What a sweet memory…I too learned from my grandma. Hopefully something my kids will take interest in!