January 1-2018…it can happen!!
January is a lovely month in my eyes, I love the cold and the snow. I love the trees with no leaves. I love the promise you can find if you look under the dead and dying
plants, little lives in the making just waiting to be warmed and nourished and given permission to grow.
Most of the year in middle Tennessee I see green rolling hills when I look out my windows, and that’s a lovely picture always, but to see those rolling hills covered in snow and grey low-hanging sky–it sends a message to slow down and re-group for the coming months. I like that reminder!
About the herb garden in January-Where you are located has a major impact on what you can do now. Here in the middle south, we just kinda relax, read good books (mostly about growing things, enjoy the things we stored from last years harvest and wait for spring.)
If you were going to plant garlic for a crop this coming summer, it should already be in the ground. However, if you missed that window, plant in the early spring and harvest in the late fall.
Remember also if your growing herbs inside, they need to be in a location that gives them at least a half-day of sun and or light. I’m not a real supporter of growing inside, just too many problems, requires a lot of tending in order to have good strong healthy plants. But if you’re willing to put in the time, and the interest is strong enough to push you to gain the knowledge, it can be rewarding.
I love doing things as natural and with the least amount of resistant’s as possible.
So, I’ll stick to the outside growing.
For those of you who have ask, No, I will not be growing any items for sale in the coming year….it is time to close the garden gate to retail…and so it is done.
Please feel free to visit (check first to confirm I’m in!!) the website is still stocked with awesome information and classes can be scheduled by appointment.
Have a request? Send it along. I will respond in a timely fashion.
Remember your feathered friends during these cold months. Keep plenty of fresh water and bird seed and suet out and you’ll be blessed with beautiful birds all winter.
Sending each and all the most prosperous wishes for the coming year.
Eat Well-Be Well in 2019.