|Taken February 13, 2017|
Success happens, sometimes, when we stand back and let it happen.
My Red Sales Lettuce sometimes picks its own spots. As do my Alpine Strawberries. They both tend to pop up - reseeding - in seemingly unlikely spots AND at times one might find less than best time. Nature's like that. But a little effort makes all of these "offerings" more likely when your gardens are hospitable to a thrown seed germinating in its landing spot.
However, mostly we need plants to do their best when we choose to plant or sow them.
Because we can garden year round, half of the success in our desert gardens and USDA Zone 9b and above is about planting at the best time for the varieties. Our beloved edibles generally fall into whether they like their feet warm or cool.
It is fun to "push the envelope" for trying new things, seeing if you can start or extend the season beyond the "best" range. But over all most of us need the plants to thrive and not merely survive.
My new ebook Herb Planting and Pairing Chart is a simple table with optimal planting times on 48 culinary herbs. Included in the ebook (PDF) are suggestions for pairing herbs and spices with various foods: fruits, vegetables and meats.
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Have a great time in the garden and kitchen!!
-- Catherine, The Herb Lady
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