Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sowing Seeds: December

Winter Garden at The Cove in San Antonio by The Kitchen Gardener

Hiya- Welcome back. Want to know what you can plant in your garden this month?

Lots of greens! You can plant lettuce and spinach. The cool thing about growing lettuce in your garden is that there are so many more variety options than you can find in the grocery store.

There are three main types of lettuce; leaf, butter head and head lettuce. Head lettuce is romaine, ice burg, etc. You can cut it once and you are done. Butter head is similar but has softer leaves. I love this kind and it costs a fortune in the store. Leaf lettuce is the kind you can cut the leaves and they will come back again and again. If you pick leaves from the outside of any lettuce, you can treat them all like cut and come again. Then you always have greens for salads, sandwiches, casseroles.

The other thing you can plant in December in Texas is FRUIT TREES! We have planted over 15 fruit trees this month alone. I am looking forward to having a backyard orchard down the line.