January gardening at the Leuda May

Myth: Gardening halts in the winter.

Maybe if you live farther north, but certainly not in North Texas! Several people have asked me what I’m up to during the “down time” in my garden. Silly, people. I have SO MUCH growing right now, and I’m still harvesting veggies for at least a couple meals a week.

Here’s a pretty exhaustive list of what I’ve got growing: Carrots, turnips, garlic, onions, lettuce varities, spinach, Swiss chard, broccoli, pak choy, Chineese cabbage, red cabbage, rosemary, dill, lavender, pansies (yes, they’re edible!) and peas.

Check it out.

January 2012 container garden
January 2012 communal trough garden

I’ve also got some veggies growing in the big inside flower bed and a couple other containers located in different areas. More about the flower bed, which I’ve done A LOT of re-vamping to, in another post.


  1. What a beautiful container garden! I envy your being able to grow lettuce all through the winter. Here in Virginia, some of mine is still alive, but it’s so cold it’s not growing. So no harvests right now. 😦 But I have been enjoying some winter-growing wild greens. There’s an upside to every situation, I suppose!

    • Thank you! There is definitely an upside to every situation. At least, that’s what I believe.

      Even people who aren’t able to find anything green outside where they live can grow things in a bright window. Or munch on food stored from the summer. Where there is a will, there is a way when it comes to having homegrown foods. Even I plan to put away more things this year for use next winter.

      I was reading one of your posts about a recent experiment. I love experimenting too. Next one for me will be dehydrating foods. =)

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