Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Planting Winter Greens in Sonoma County

Our Vacation House in Healdsburg has some very nice planter boxes for gardening. We are somewhat new to vegetable gardening despite Jill's experience in floral arrangement.

We took a class a few weeks back at Sloat Garden Center in San Rafael. This gave us some idea what to plant. We got a late start so we went with some starts.

The roster?

Herbs - Parsley, Oregano, Mint. We found a sprig of mint growing elsewhere on the property and transplanted it - it had probably seeded itself from the former owners garden.

Vegetables/Greens - Broccoli, Cabbage, Arugala, Mesclun lettuces, Spinach

It has started raining up in Healdsburg so we turned off our drip systems and will hope for the best. Some of these plants will produce all winter, some will go dormant and show up in the spring. Most of these plants can be cut and will sprout new leaves.

Our hope is to always have seasonal fruits and veggies for our tenants to enjoy. Right now, we are enjoying the last of our Pomegranates and eagerly awaiting the Persimmons (from the tree in the background). Otherwise right now all we have is our ever present Rosemary bush.

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