Friday, February 25, 2011

Never too Early to Sow?

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6

Ok, so I might be early, but after all that dirt digging with my new cultivator I told you about yesterday, and since my friend in Missouri had already planted some stuff, I thought it was high-time to get some seeds in the ground.

I got the seeds for 8 cents a package, so even if the frost kills everything I’ve got, I’m not out very much!

Oh, and the seed potatoes were like $1.50 for the whole bunch.

Anyway, drawing from all the knowledge I have now from previous years, I decided to go with “sooner” rather than “later” on the cold weather crops. In years past, I’ve waited apparently too long and have had very sad, pitiful results.

My radishes were stunted.

I got one sprig of broccoli that I could dip in ranch dressing.

My turnips have never made it past golf ball size, but the hub ate them anyway.

The weather just got too hot too fast for them to do any good. Plus, my soil hadn’t been enriched with horse manure like I put on it last year.

I planted radishes, turnips, peas, broccoli and potatoes yesterday. Everything went pretty good with the exception of the potatoes. I learned from the neighbor last year that you’re supposed to cut the potatoes into pieces where each piece has two or three “eyes” on it. My cats were very interested in this process and I had to work blindly from the cat sticking its tail in my face. The resulting potatoes looked like the makings for a really dirty meal.

Then the cat decided he was attached to the potatoes and flung them out of the hole before I could get the dirt on them.

Despite my “help”, I got everything planted. Not sure if anything will make or not, since I’ve never been this early with my planting before. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Happy Friday and Happy Planting - whatever you’re sowing today!

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will me made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:10-11


  1. Visiting from "Faithful Bloggers" Directory! Your blog caught my eye b/c I am a "hickmama", too, I guess! I am country as cornbread! We don't have a garden, but I grew up with gardens. I LOVED digging potatoes. It just seemed like a discovery!

    I love your tag line, too! I'm a follower, and I grabbed your button!

    I enjoyed this post! I will be back to read more!


  2. well, I don't see a button. Let me know if you would like help in making one. If I made one, anybody can!

  3. Thanks Vicky! I really enjoyed your Coco Michelle story. I feel we are kindred spirits in the garage sale, flea market, and probably Goodwill area.


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