Friday, December 28, 2012

My December Garden

Congratulations are in order to my Boxing Day 2012 Sew-In giveaway winner: Chiska! 

My favorite Christmas morning quote: "I got my very own [scotch] tape!"
I enjoyed everyone's comments and instead of picking my favorite, I attempted the Random Number Generator for like the 100th time and it worked.  Explanation: I was able to use the Snipping Tool in Windows 7 to capture the image and paste into the blog.  Yay!  (Another perk of a new computer.)

My December Garden: 

In my small garden plot in the back corner of my yard I have two tomato plants and herbs growing. What a huge treat to have red tomatoes in December.   

Stupice, Genovese and Roma Tomatoes
This is my larger garden plot which now has Cabbage, Cheddar Cauliflower, Romaine Lettuce, Carrots, two different kinds of Kale, Red and Yellow Onions, Scallions and a couple of different tomatoes.  The tallest tomato - a Roma is the tomato plant that just keeps on giving.  I planted it in July and as you can see from the photo above, it is still giving me red tomatoes.  Yea it looks a bit haggard but I'm not pulling it out until it stops producing.
Every few days I go "leaf picking" and spend a good 15 minutes or so hand picking all of the leaves out of the garden.  Probably only one more week of this left before the trees are done dropping their leaves.

Do you have anything growing in your December garden?  Please share as I would love to know.  
Enjoy your Friday~
Susan

9 comments:

  1. Your tomatoes sure look yummy! We grow snow in the garden around here :)))))

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  2. Only herbs, like basil, parsley, sage, and oregano. But, with this recent cold snap, not sure how much longer they will hold on. Tomatoes sound great about now.

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  3. oh you lucky girl, with a winter garden! We have a few hardy herbs, but that's all in the PNW!

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  4. I just went and checked on my garden this morning. My garlic is doing well, one box of carrots are coming in well along with the lettuce. However, I need to put some slugo out to get get rid of darn snails and slugs that keep eating spinach and chard. I have spent the last two days looking at the seed catalog trying to pick my plants for next year.

    Lucky you with the tomatoes, I ended up pulling mine out when fall hit, we got a couple frosty nights and I decided it was time for them to go.

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  5. What's growing in my December garden? Well, my daughter's big dog is visiting, and I just noticed her tossing around something big and round in the back yard. I went out to investigate - it was the frozen dirt out of one of my flower pots!
    So, with that visual, you know what is growing - the snowdrifts!

    We can't even grow tomatoes here - the summer is short, and (because we're near the mountains) the nights are too cold.

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  6. We're buried in snow too. Dreaming of gardens though!

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    1. PS Thanks so much! I'm so excited. I meant to write that earlier, but got distracted by my baby girl. :)

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  7. So jealous! I would love to live somewhere warm enough to have a winter garden. I'm in Chicagoland and this year I think half my garden was hijacked by fat squirrels!

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  8. So jealous! I would love to live somewhere warm enough to have a winter garden. I'm in Chicagoland and this year I think half my garden was hijacked by fat squirrels!

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