Well it is mid February so that means it is time to start the garden. One of the advantages to living in the south is an extremely long growing season.
The garlic and carrots I started last November after remulching the raised beds are finally ready. I needed to clear all the leaves and small weeds that had been used to protect the plants during the few weeks of ground freeze. I also thinned out and replanted rows where necessary.
In about two weeks the carrots should be ready for harvest and the garlic should have scapes out. After that the arugula goes in and by mid March the peppers, tomatoes and peas. I really love this part of gardening, when everything is still positive. Before the bugs, the storms, the heat and the humidity set in to combat every move I make.
So, first things first, I need to refertilize and turn the soil that is not already planted. I also need to trim back the dead growth of my spices and repot the ones that didn’t make it through the season.