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February 15th, 2012 - Segment 1: Planting Winter Vegetables for Spring Harvest
Even though we just came out of a cold front, it's time to start planting your garden with winter hardy plants for late winter and spring harvest. Greens are so healthy for you. Why not grow your own fresh greens that will be rich in flavor, pesticide free, and so good for you. This is the perfect time to plant spinach, mustard, arugula, lettuce and different varieties of Swiss chard. Don't forget about cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower too. All these vegetables need is full sun, good drainage, rich soil and a little time. Before you know, you will feasting on fresh produce right from your yard or from your containers on your patio.
February 15th, 2012 - Segment 2: What Seeds to Grow for Spring and Summer Color
Is it already time to purchase your seeds for spring and summer color? The answer is a big YES! This is the time to find fresh seeds and the biggest selection. Whether you buy your seeds from a garden center or catalog, buy now. If you are looking for great plants that bloom all spring, summer and fall in the South then fret not. Here are some of Chris's favorites: the cypress vine (great red flowers), sweet peas (plant now), assorted sunflowers, zinnias, bachelor buttons (plant now), and Sensation cosmos (plant now). There are so many more to chose from so go wild and enjoy!
Check out the videos for step-by-step instructions! And you can always visit Chris at Botanica Gardens, located at 1601 Rebsamen Park Road, for help on any gardening projects.
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