Mid February Gardening in Mid Coast Maine
Yesterday was such a beautiful day.
The sun was shining brightly and the last of the snow had finally melted and being outside was a total joy. Which is sort of a rare treat here in Mid Coast Maine this time of year.
So I did what any hopeful gardener would do, I broke out the seed packets and started sorting them according to planting dates.
Out of all the plants I hope to grow this year, I think I’m most looking forward to the sunflowers. Or rather the Hopi Black Dye Sunflowers as the seeds can be used to create a dye which will produce shades from dove grey to deep purple, which I think would be pretty exciting.
Did I mention we’re supposed to get between 8 – 10 inches of snow tonight? 😉
Yep. That’s what the HH told me. Oh well, at least by tonight I’ll have finished sorting all my seed packets and be ready to go for March 1st which is when I’ll start getting serious about planting my seeds.
So far I’ve only planted English lavender, poppies, leeks and onions.
About the only thing coming out of its slumber in the garden right now are the chive plants. They so desperately want it to be spring.
Winter sowing. I’ve decided to give it a try. The other day I tossed a few Hens and Chickens poppy seeds in some old milk jugs and set them along the fence.
I’ve tried planting poppy seeds here in the fall with little success, so I’m hoping this method will work.
Have you tried winter sowing before? Have you had success with the process? Do you start all your seeds this way? I know my friend Heather likes to start here seedlings this way.
Well that’s about all that’s happening gardening wise here in Maine. What’s going on at your place? Have you started any of your seeds yet? Are you planning on growing more vegetables in your garden this summer than in years past?
Curious minds want to know.