My most favorite thing is planting new plants and watching them grow.
This usually makes for a bleak winter time because everything goes to sleep and doesn’t wake from it’s slumber until the spring.
This is not true for my Back to Eden Garden. I have some sort of greens growing just about all year long. Right now, I have parsley, sage, Swiss chard, and Egyptian walking onions all still kickin’. And that’s after we had snow last weekend!
Yesterday, I took advantage of my organic market co-op membership and purchased a potted rosemary plant on the cheap. The poor thing’s roots were about to choke itself; I rescued him just in time.
So, today, yes, December 13, I planted it outside in the Back to Eden garden.
Unlike most traditional gardens, mine is so well insulated that I can grow cold-hardy plants almost all year long. January-February tends to be the coldest period of time here in East Tennessee, so that’s when I lose many of my greens. But, for now, I can still satiate that craving for greens in the garden without giving in to the wilty, green-house-grown ones in the grocery stores.
Nope, I don’t have a hoop house, but if I did, I could probably keep plants going on even through the coldest months.
For now, I’m enjoying God’s blessings of provision and abundance, yes, even in December.