Friday, February 11, 2011

The Garden Gate: Spring Onions

We had record temperatures in the area of 15 degrees and our Spring Onions and Collard Greens made it.

Collard Greens and Spring Onions

We had planted 200 onion sets right before the bad weather came in two weeks ago. We were a little concerned that the winter vegetables and the newly planted Spring Onions might not make it but they did and we are sure glad that we don't have to replant.
That's A Lot of Onions
At Least There Are No Weeds Yet
Helper Andre Just Watching His Brother
Jaque AKA Garden Dog
First Signs of Spring Lettuce Coming Up In The French Bath Tub

I am using that lettuce in a special salad on Valentines Day, now you can't get any fresher than that.
If you haven't planted your Spring Onions and Lettuce now is the time to do it. We are supposed to have  nice temperature's next week so it would be a very good time to plant. You really don't need much space, use a flower bed or old tub any container will work, make it fun!  When you put them on your plate you will be glad you did.
Happy Gardening!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

12 comments:

  1. Aw, I love your two furry friends! I wish it was planting season here...the cold is very old about now. We will break freezing this weekend, thank goodness. I need to check out your Full Plate Thursday...fun idea!

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  2. Love your garden patch of spring onions! My favourite! Fresh lettuce for a salad, how wonderful, I have tried growing them once, but they fail to grow. Will try again as I still have some seeds left! Wishing you a lovely day in the garden!

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  3. It's spring!! OH!!! I want a puppy soooooooo bad!!

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  4. Thank you for the tip! I've never planted onions before but wanted to this year. We will be having warm days too and it'll be a perfect time to get it done!
    Love the doggie pics! They are too cute!!

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  5. It will be a couple of more months before we are planting anything outside here. I enjoyed your pictures. They give me hope that spring will come :) ~Alana~

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  6. Still a little early for me to plant, but just a few more weeks. Spring really is almost here. Your puppies are sooo cute!

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  7. I planted some green onions a while ago. They were growing pretty well but there's one thing....they tasted like NOTHING! Somehow, there's no green onion taste in them. They sure adds color to the dish, but not taste wise. Any idea why?

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  8. I'm so glad to hear your veggies made it through the cold weather!

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  9. With 6" of snow still on the ground here in Ohio, I find your garden so refreshing! Reminds me that spring will even be here, eventually.

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  10. Hi Miz Helen :-)
    Yesterday we had over two and a half feet of snow sitting in our back yard, and then it snowed again last evening - enough that my son got called in to plow again. That's A-typical for winter here in Michigan! You'll probably be into your second planting by the time we could start our first. ;-p

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  11. I love seeing your garden. Can't wait to get mine planted!!

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  12. I love these pictures of your garden! We currently live in an apartment and have a cat that eats anything and everything, so I can't wait to have some outdoor space where we can grow our own veggies :)

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Miz Helen