Not too long ago, I ordered my onions from Dixondale Farms out of Carizzo Springs, Texas. I came across this company through a friend, Sandy, over at the Texan Blog. She orders her onions from this company, and has been very happy growing onions.
I ordered 1 bundle (approximately 5 dozen onion plants); the Intermediate-Day Variety package, which consists of Candy, Red Candy Apple, and Super Star onions.
My intentions were to plant these onions the first of March. Temperatures were too cold, and I just couldn’t make myself work outside in the cold.
In the early afternoon hours on Friday, I raked up the straw covering one of my raised garden boxes. Then, I proceeded to manually till up the entire garden box, preparing the soil for planting. Gradually, I soaked the entire box with water, and allowed the water to seep into the soil. After taking a brief break, I came back, and planted 4 rows of Dixondale Farm onions in this one garden box. Then I covered the entire box with a layer of straw (the same covering I raked up earlier).
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Now I need to wait a couple of months before harvesting onions ……. Have I told you I’m not a very patient person, lol…
Spring is practically here. Sitting on my kitchen window sill are several starts of organic celery. When I have a root ball on the bottom of each stalk, I will plant each in soil outside in one of my garden boxes. I’ve found this is the only way I can grow celery in this part of Oklahoma. In the past, I tried growing celery from seeds and didn’t have much luck.
|3 ends cut off of organic celery, in the process of growing roots.|
When my Phal schilleriana orchid, also known as the “Pink Butterfly” starts to bloom, I know spring is not far behind.
|Little buds forming, here's one.|
Do you have plants blooming right now?
If you haven’t had your laugh today, check this out. Beans, our dog loves to watch, “The Pioneer Woman”.